This Holiday, Give The Gift of Music That Blends Ancient Traditions, High Tech into Magical Sound The Waveriders' Hemp-Fiber Composite Djembe Drum

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Waveriders Djembe Drums are a great holiday gift, as they sound better and are easier to tune than traditional African style drums. Earth-friendly hemp fiber, combined with a high tech construction and tuning make it a great gift for your loved ones.

Using sustainable materials and construction methods are good for our planet, and playing drums is good for the soul. We wanted to build a djembe that brings it all together, especially with better sound and playability

Oregon-based Waveriders (http://www.waveriders.org) has introduced the Waveriders Djembe, a West African-style djembe hand drum, hand-crafted from an earth friendly bio-composite. Its many unique features make it an unusual and meaningful holiday gift that will last a lifetime, is easy on the environment and good for the soul. The holidays can be stressful, making it the ideal time to give a gift that involves an activity that provides stillness of the mind, improved health and stress reduction: the humble drum.

In actuality, the Waveriders Djembe is hardly a humble drum. Developed by music lovers and surfers who are innovators in the sports industry, the Waveriders Djembe has launched djembes from the tree-cutting, hand-carved era into the ecologically-conscious, high tech age, to the benefit and enjoyment of drummers everywhere. As a result, the Waveriders Djembe sounds better than traditionally constructed wood and ceramic djembes, and is easier to tune. http://www.waveriders.org/rhythmlounge

"Using sustainable materials and construction methods are good for our planet, and playing drums is good for the soul. We wanted to build a djembe that brings it all together, especially with better sound and playability," said Dirk Steinhour, co-founder of Waveriders. http://www.waveriders.org/soundfuture

Two things set Waverider Djembes apart:

  • Amazing sound from the tree-free shell constructed of BioCell, a bio-composite made of sustainable hemp, which is cultivated without the use of pesticides, herbicides or fertilizer.
  • the Serpentine Tensioning System (STS), a state-of-the-art tuning mechanism that delivers perfectly applied tension to the drumhead with just two adjustment points.

Share the joy of making music with the special people in your life. The 9" x 20" A-9 Djembe is $295 and the 13" x 25" A-13 Djembe is $445.

Benefits of the Waveriders Djembe include:

  • the precisely molded sound chamber makes perfect acoustics
  • optimized for efficiency means more sound with less effort
  • its rich, warm tones and resonance are superior to those of wooden drums
  • it is half the weight of wooden djembes making it easier to play and pack around
  • the natural toughness of the hemp-reinforced BioCell makes it virtually indestructible as well as naturally UV and water resistant.

Waveriders was founded in Hood River, Oregon, by a couple of surfers who love to play music. Recognizing the problems of the deforestation of the African continent and the inefficiencies and inconsistencies of traditional djembes, they set out to improve on an ancient musical instrument by making it without the destruction of trees. The result is the Waveriders Djembe, an elegant instrument with a warm, intoxicating sound. Waveriders Djembes are available via vendors and select retailers as well as online. See http://www.waveriders.org for complete product and sales information.

Please contact judyc@campbellconsulting.com for high resolution photography, available to the media for unrestricted usage.

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