World Drums

World Drums

Drumming is a fundamental part of every culture across the world and each country or region has a unique own style of drums. These world drums represent the ingenuity of the respective culture that created a percussion instrument from the natural materials available, including trees, pots, rope, sinew and animal skins. Many of these drums are spiritually connected to the belief systems and religious practices within the cultures, or stand as status symbols for those skilled enough to master these distinct drums.

  • Pearl Brazilian Steel Cuica, 10x8.5

    Pearl

    Pearl Brazilian Steel Cuica, 10x8.5

    $124.99
    STEEL CUICA 10"X8.5" - YELLOW SHELL W/GREEN HOOP AND TENSION RODS Super lightweight, 8" Goatskin head, included sponge for grip on inner bamboo stick. Traditional Brazilian colors of yellow and green.
    $124.99
  • Brosna Cross Bodhran 18å_åÑ_ Bodhran Gift Pack

    X8 Drums

    Brosna Cross Bodhran 18å_åÑ_ Bodhran Gift Pack

    MSRP: $109.90
    $96.00
    Bodhrán gift packs include everyting the beginning player needs to get started! First and foremost, a standard bodhran, handcrafted from the finest wood with a head made from real goatskin is included, along with a hardwood beater and carrying...
    MSRP: $109.90
    $96.00
  • Meinl African Talking Drum, Large Meinl African Talking Drum, Large

    Meinl

    Meinl African Talking Drum, Large

    MSRP: $85.00
    $69.99
    The Meinl African Talking Drums are carved into an hourglass shape from a solid piece of Mahogany wood, and decorated with a carved motif. Two hand-selected goatskin heads are spanned with high-quality nylon rope. Traditionally, the talking drum is...
    MSRP: $85.00
    $69.99
  • Meinl African Talking Drum, Medium Meinl African Talking Drum, Medium

    Meinl

    Meinl African Talking Drum, Medium

    MSRP: $85.00
    $49.99
    The Meinl African Talking Drums are carved into an hourglass shape from a solid piece of Mahogany wood, and decorated with a carved motif. Two hand-selected goatskin heads are spanned with high-quality nylon rope. Traditionally, the talking drum is...
    MSRP: $85.00
    $49.99
  • Meinl 6" Floatune Tamborim, Black

    Meinl

    Meinl 6" Floatune Tamborim, Black

    MSRP: $48.00
    $29.99
    Tamborims are played with a plastic stick while the other hand changes the pitch of the drum. It has a bright, loud, and cutting sound.  MATERIALABS Plastic INCLUDESThai coin as tuning key
    MSRP: $48.00
    $29.99
  • Rama Sita Ngoma Drum, 15" x 46" with Beaters This image shows height of ngoma compared to a 25" tall djembe.

    X8 Drums

    Rama Sita Ngoma Drum, 15" x 46" with Beaters

    MSRP: $2,650.00
    $1,500.00
    This Rama Sita Ngoma Drum is truly one of a kind. We had just 1 unit made and it has finally arrived. It takes one of our master carvers approximately 500 man hours to carve the story of Rama & Sita over the entire drum shell. The detail of the faces...
    MSRP: $2,650.00
    $1,500.00
  • Tycoon Kente Cloth Ngoma Drum

    Tycoon Percussion

    Tycoon Kente Cloth Ngoma Drum

    MSRP: $599.00
    $359.00
    • This drum is Tycoon's adaptation of the traditional West African drum• 42″ tall, constructed of environmentally-friendly Siam Oak Wood• Equipped with premium quality unbleached goat skin head• Features 5mm non-stretch rope for...
    MSRP: $599.00
    $359.00
  • Beginner Djembe Package for Adults

    X8 Drums

    Beginner Djembe Package for Adults

    $189.99
    This djembe package has been curated by the X8 Drums staff specifically for adults new to djembe drumming. The package includes an all-weather djembe that has a mechanical tuning system so that you can get great tone from your drum right away. This...
    $189.99
  • Urban Beat Djembe, Key-Tuned 14 Inch

    X8 Drums

    Urban Beat Djembe, Key-Tuned 14 Inch

    $159.99
    Let the beat of the street inspire you! The Urban Beat Djembe takes its name from the energy and melting pot of our urban areas. This djembe is built for the drummer on the go; the fiberglass shell is virtually indestructible and has excellent resonance...
    $159.99
  • X8 West African Dundun, Kenkeni X8 West African Dundun, Kenkeni

    X8 Drums

    X8 West African Dundun, Kenkeni

    MSRP: $599.00
    $289.00
    Now available! A small shipment of authentic African dunduns have just arrived. These sets will set out quickly and are master player quality. We recommend these drums for college African study programs, professional percussionists, Broadway performances...
    MSRP: $599.00
    $289.00
  • X8 West African Dundun, Sangban X8 West African Dundun, Sangban

    X8 Drums

    X8 West African Dundun, Sangban

    MSRP: $699.00
    $389.00
    Now available! A small shipment of authentic African dunduns have just arrived. These sets will set out quickly and are master player quality. We recommend these drums for college African study programs, professional percussionists, Broadway performances...
    MSRP: $699.00
    $389.00
  • X8 West African Dundunba X8 West African Dundunba

    X8 Drums

    X8 West African Dundunba

    MSRP: $789.00
    $449.00
    Now available! A small shipment of authentic African dunduns have just arrived. These sets will set out quickly and are master player quality. We recommend these drums for college African study programs, professional percussionists, Broadway performances...
    MSRP: $789.00
    $449.00
  • X8 Drums Blue Rope Dundun, Sangban

    X8 Drums

    X8 Drums Blue Rope Dundun, Sangban

    MSRP: $508.00
    $327.00
    This listing is for the medium Dundun drum, the Sangban. The drum heads are made of cow hide with the hair left on to produce heavy tones and eliminate ringing overtones.X8 Drums Dundun (or Dununs) are masterfully carved of a single piece of legally...
    MSRP: $508.00
    $327.00
  • X8 Drums Dundun, Dundunba

    X8 Drums

    X8 Drums Dundun, Dundunba

    MSRP: $675.00
    $433.00
    This listing is for the large Dundun drum, the Dundunba. The drum heads are made of cow hide with the hair left on to produce heavy tones and eliminate ringing overtones.X8 Drums Dundun (or Dununs) are masterfully carved of a single piece of legally...
    MSRP: $675.00
    $433.00
  • X8 Drums Dundun, Kenkeni

    X8 Drums

    X8 Drums Dundun, Kenkeni

    MSRP: $250.00
    $189.00
    This listing is for the small Dundun drum, the Kenkeni, The drum heads are made of cow hide with the hair left on to produce heavy tones and eliminate ringing overtones.X8 Drums Dundun (or Dununs) are masterfully carved of a single piece of legally...
    MSRP: $250.00
    $189.00
  • X8 Drums Dundun - Kente Cloth, Dundunba (Large) X8 Drums Dundun - Kente Cloth, Dundunba (Large)

    X8 Drums

    X8 Drums Dundun - Kente Cloth, Dundunba (Large)

    $275.99
    Sold individually. This listing is for the Large (Dundunba) size. The fiberglass djun djun shells feature the traditional Kente Cloth African design with a rich color palette. The fiberglass material means that your drum is ready for travel and years of...
    $275.99
  • X8 Drums Dundun, Sangban

    X8 Drums

    X8 Drums Dundun, Sangban

    MSRP: $490.00
    $299.99
    X8 Drums Dundun (or Dununs) are masterfully carved of a single piece of legally harvested Mahogany hardwood, designed to produce the authentic sound of the African bass drum. The drum heads are made of cow hide with the hair left on to produce heavy...
    MSRP: $490.00
    $299.99
  • Heavy Duty Dundun Pro Gig Bag Heavy Duty Dundun Pro Gig Bag

    X8 Drums

    Heavy Duty Dundun Pro Gig Bag

    $57.00 - $69.00
    For the ultimate in instrument protection, the Heavy Duty Djun Djun Bag is constructed from heavy duty, water resistant nylon with a durable inner lining. On the outside, there is a zippered pouch for accessories. Carry the bag using either the shoulder...
    $57.00 - $69.00
  • Meinl Fiberglass Ibo Drum, Large

    Meinl

    Meinl Fiberglass Ibo Drum, Large

    MSRP: $215.00
    $139.99
    This Meinl Fiberglass Ibo Drum has a wide variety of different sounds and the fiberglass body makes it nearly unbreakable. FEATURESBuilt in microphone holeResistant shell construction MATERIALPremium fiberglass INCLUDESFoam Padded base SIZE10" Wide x 15"...
    MSRP: $215.00
    $139.99
  • Meinl Fiberglass Ibo Drum, Long Neck

    Meinl

    Meinl Fiberglass Ibo Drum, Long Neck

    MSRP: $205.00
    $132.99
    The Fiberglass Ibo Drum with long neck has a wide variety of different sounds and is nearly unbreakable. FEATURESBuilt in microphone holeResistant shell construction MATERIALPremium fiberglass INCLUDESFoam Padded base SIZE8.5" Wide x 13" Tall
    MSRP: $205.00
    $132.99
  • Dundun Bells (Set of 3)

    X8 Drums

    Dundun Bells (Set of 3)

    MSRP: $36.50
    $21.99
    The X8 Drums Djun Djun Bells are forged from heavy duty steel. The bell is traditionally attached to the side of the djun djun drum by sliding one half of the bell through the lacing of the drum. It is played with an metal striker that is included...
    MSRP: $36.50
    $21.99
  • Kente Cloth Royal Djembe, Key-Tuned, Large

    X8 Drums

    Kente Cloth Royal Djembe, Key-Tuned, Large

    MSRP: $369.00
    $236.99
    Kente Cloth is notable in Africa because it is frequently worn by royalty. Each Kente Cloth design has a special meaning. The dark color in this drum's pattern stands for intensified spiritual energy. Size: 14" head x 26" Tall Recommended size for...
    MSRP: $369.00
    $236.99
  • Kente Cloth Royal Djembe, Key-Tuned, Medium

    X8 Drums

    Kente Cloth Royal Djembe, Key-Tuned, Medium

    MSRP: $273.00
    $174.99
    This video demonstrates the X8 Drums Key Tuned Djembe in the medium size. The color of the drum in the video is called Urban Beat. It is the exact same drum as this Kente Cloth Key Tuned djembe, just a different exterior color. Kente Cloth is notable in...
    MSRP: $273.00
    $174.99
  • X8 Drum Table, Large

    X8 Drums

    X8 Drum Table, Large

    $299.99
    X8 Drum Tables are masterfully carved of a single piece of legally harvested Mahogany hardwood, designed to produce the deep, resonant bass tones. The drum heads are made of cow hide with the hair left on to enhance heavy tones and eliminate ringing...
    $299.99
  • 10-Person Drum Circle Package

    X8 Drums

    10-Person Drum Circle Package

    MSRP: $1,109.00
    $999.99
    Drum circle in a box! We've bundled the core group of instruments need to make for a fun and great sounding community drum jam. The package also includes an instructional book on how to facilitate your own drum circle with rhythms to play. This package...
    MSRP: $1,109.00
    $999.99
  • 18"x22" Surdo

    Pearl

    18"x22" Surdo

    $349.00
    18" X 22" BRAZILIAN SURDO W/STRAP - WOOD SHELLS, TWO PLY TUNABLE HEADS - YELLOW SHELL W/GREEN HOOPS AND TENSION RODS
    $349.00
  • 20"x18" Surdo

    Pearl

    20"x18" Surdo

    $359.00
    20" X 18" BRAZILIAN SURDO W/STRAP - WOOD SHELLS, TWO PLY TUNABLE HEADS - YELLOW SHELL W/GREEN HOOPS AND TENSION RODS
    $359.00
  • 6" Floatune Tamborim with Synthetic Head - Green

    Meinl

    6" Floatune Tamborim with Synthetic Head - Green

    MSRP: $48.00
    $29.99
    Tamborims are played with a plastic stick while the other hand changes the pitch of the drum. It has a bright, loud, and cutting sound. MEINL offers a variety of tamborims all made from several high quality materials for several sound options. MATERIAL ...
    MSRP: $48.00
    $29.99
  • 6" Floatune Tamborim with Synthetic Head - Red

    Meinl

    6" Floatune Tamborim with Synthetic Head - Red

    MSRP: $48.00
    $29.99
    Tamborims are played with a plastic stick while the other hand changes the pitch of the drum. It has a bright, loud, and cutting sound. MEINL offers a variety of tamborims all made from several high quality materials for several sound options. MATERIAL ...
    MSRP: $48.00
    $29.99
  • 6" Floatune Tamborim with Synthetic Head - Yellow

    Meinl

    6" Floatune Tamborim with Synthetic Head - Yellow

    MSRP: $48.00
    $29.99
    Tamborims are played with a plastic stick while the other hand changes the pitch of the drum. It has a bright, loud, and cutting sound. MEINL offers a variety of tamborims all made from several high quality materials for several sound options. MATERIAL ...
    MSRP: $48.00
    $29.99
  • 8" Hand Drum with Handle - Synthetic Head

    Nino Percussion

    8" Hand Drum with Handle - Synthetic Head

    MSRP: $36.00
    $21.99
    These NINO® Hand Drums come with a synthetic head and feature an ergonomically shaped wooden handle for playing comfort. MaterialPlastic headWooden frame and handle FeatureErgonomically shaped wooden handle
    MSRP: $36.00
    $21.99
  • 8" Wood Hand Drum - Natural

    Nino Percussion

    8" Wood Hand Drum - Natural

    MSRP: $32.00
    $19.99
    The NINO® Wood Hand Drums are equipped with synthetic heads that are firmly attached on a scalloped wooden frame. These nice sounding drums are light in weight and a propper instrument for children in kindergartens. MaterialPlastic headWooden frame
    MSRP: $32.00
    $19.99