Our Story

Established in 1997, African Drumming has become Australasias trusted name in West African music.

We are dedicated to sharing the music and culture of West Africa in all that we do: through classes, workshops, study tours and performances which connect a wide audience with this powerful music. Not to mention our instruments! We are one of the largest African music stores in Australasia and we love our drums.

In 2011 we relocated from a little store in Grey Street to a larger purposed Head Quarters @ 252 St Kilda Rd, St Kilda. Our HQ houses both the brains and brawn of the operation, with our showroom, studios, offices, warehouse and the all important drum making workshop under one jamming roof. In 2016 Simon Frazer and Nathan Bregmen met, and seeing kindred spirits in each others love for African music decided to join forces to bring the same level of quality, passion, value, and service to the NZ market.

We have an international network of drummers and dancers under our banner and operate across Australasia. Our team includes performers and drum makers from around West Africa such as Mali, Senegal, Ghana and of course homegrown talent too.

We’re always looking to the future and constantly working on the next big project, event and product.