Welcome to Super Mande Percussion – African Drumming Academy & Performance

Drum Repairs

Mady Keita has been making Djembe and Dounoun drums for over 30 years and is renowned as one of Australia's finest Djembe and Dounoun craftsmen.

When it comes to repairs, you get quality work and materials that reflects Mady's experience as a drum craftsman and love of Mali tradition.

If you would like a quotation or have an enquiry, please send us a message via our Contact Us page.

Drum Repair Services

Our African drum repair services include:

  • Re-skinning djembe drums and dounoun drums.
  • Tightening and tuning of djembe drums and dounoun drums.
  • Custom made metal rings, including ring resizing and repair.
  • Repair of cracked or damaged drum shells.
  • Re-varnishing and polishing to protect the wood.

Super Mande Percussion – African Drumming Academy & Performance finds a lot of work just skinning djembes, and we have a large collection of skins to choose from, plus a large assortment of pre-stretched ropes.  We can pick the best skin for your drum, or do minor repairs on an old skin, replace worn out ropes with new ones in your preference of colour and thickness.  We will also repair any damage done to the body.  All at a reasonable price.

As Mady explains " ...the reason our customers keep coming back to us is because we make and repair every drum with spirit, and peace and love".  He has an eye for quality, natural beauty and the timbre or note of each individual drum, so you could say he creates the drum out of love.

African drum repairs

 

 

African drum repairs

 

African drum repairs

 

 

The Drum Craftsman

The name Mady Keita is not only synonymous with performing and teaching African drumming, but, in fact Mady is one of Australia's finest craftsmen when it comes to creating and repairing djembe and dounoun drums.

Because he carves his own drums, welds the rings with precision and skins his drums with carefully selected skins, when it comes to repairs, you get quality work that reflects the love of the Mali tradition of the craft.

In Australia, Mady has continued the Mande traditions with his ability as a djembe and dounoun drum maker, hence he can custom make you a drum or bring your existing drum back to life!

See The Craftsman for more information.