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African Drumming Workshops with BREC’s ‘Out of Africa’ Series

African Drumming Workshops with BREC’s ‘Out of Africa’ Series

  Dindindi Drums has completed a series of 4 FREE workshops at the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre throughout August. The participants performed at the BREC Alcoa Out of Africa concert Saturday September 7th and rocked their socks off.  Thankyou so much to those of you that attended, we hope the experience was as amazing for you as it was for us.  And to the BREC we are so grateful for this opportunity; we are better teachers and performers as a result of every event like this that we do. “You were a wonderful drum leader in so many ways. Kind generous and calm all the time…that’s what you gave to us….it was just enough to challenge me and not overwhelm...
HOW DO I CARE FOR MY DRUM

HOW DO I CARE FOR MY DRUM

  I received an email this week with a request on tips and advice for caring for a djembe.  It’s a worthy question.  Your drum is an investment.  So looking after it is important.  I’ve had skins that have lasted for years, and some just a few months.  Sometimes it’s luck of the draw HOWEVER, looking after it can mean a longer life and fewer dollars on repairs.  Here’s a few things to get you started. If you have a gorgeous drum like this bad boy from Drum maker Heath at Circle of Life in Gosford NSW, you’ve likely spent between $450-900 on your drum, so why wouldn’t you spend a little more on a bag to protect your drum.  There are all kinds of bags, from the basic African cloth bag, which is fine if you’re not moving your drum around much, to the padded, backpack style bags which are great for carting it around & getting it in and out of vehicles. Keep your drum in it’s bag at home when you’re not playing and store your drum in the part of the house with the most consistent temperature.  The extreme temperatures are what causes the problems as your skin expands and contracts with temp changes.  So don’t leave it in the car or out in the shed! Remove all finger rings when you play your drum.  Your watch too if this will hit the side of the drum.  These can damage your drum and damage your hands. Don’t use any kind of creams on your drum, although rubbing your own hands with shea butter or similar (not hand creams), will not only look...