X8 Drums Blog

Djembe Rhythm Library and Lessons

Posted by MollyRose on 7th Jan 2021

Djembe Rhythm Library and Lessons

We're here to support players of all experience levels with the resources needed to advance their skills and keep up with the maintenance of their drums! We offer a plethora of Djembe Lessons, Re-head …

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X8 Drums Play-Along Backing Tracks

5th Jul 2020

X8 Drums Play-Along Backing Tracks

The new X8 Play-Along Series is being produced for our musician friends wanting a fresh way to work on their technique and ideas. We know that without fresh motivation, it can be hard to keep pract …

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Why a Kalimba is Not an Mbira

Posted by Kaitlin Meilert on 21st May 2020

Why a Kalimba is Not an Mbira

“Kalimba” and “mbira” are often used interchangeably to describe a kalimba or an mbira. It can be pretty confusing when learning about either of these African instruments and even more confusing wh …

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What to Expect at a Drum Circle

2nd Oct 2019

What to Expect at a Drum Circle

You’re heading to your first drum circle, excited that you’ve finally found your “tribe” of people and a place to express your creativity and spirituality through the magic of drumming. It is a …

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