Wula Gift Certificates are the perfect holiday gift for drummers, dancers, and lovers of African culture and music. They can be used for anything on the Wula store, including drums, accessories, our ongoing classes in New York,Audio CD Downloads,Instructional DVD Downloads, and more!
M'Bemba began drumming at a very young age in his native Guinea, West Africa. Guinea has many parts with many different styles of drum and dance. Growing up in Conakry, M'Bemba was exposed to all of these styles....
The balafon is one of the oldest instruments in the world. Anybody can play a note on the balafon, just strike the note and listen to your beautiful sound! Griot and Wula Drum artist Famoro Dioubate's demonstration shows that there is much more to this instrument with endless variations on the three octaves tuned to a major scale.
Join Wula Drum for an epic doundoumba celebration at the Wula establishment in Kaporo City, Conakry. M'Bemba Bangoura is in Guinea now, and will join with other drummers and dancers and the community for this big Wula Drum event.
Melina wood is a fast-growing "white wood" that is used to make affordable and light-weight djembes. With Wula Drum's superior carving technique, this light-weight wood is made to produce great sounds. Watch Ibrahim 'Kolipe' Camara absolutely shred a Wula melina djembe at a gig!
This loud and clear instrument used to be used to communicate messages across long distances in West Africa. It could be said that the kyrin is the original telephone! The kyrin has since been adapted into modern Guinea ballet repertoire and it can play djembe phrases with its two sounds (just like "tone" and "slap").