Djembe / Dunun Drum Rehead & Repair

Djembe reheads

Djembe drum reheading cradle knots and ropeRehead with goat or cow skin
Replace skin (shaved unless a hairy goat is requested!)
Wrap rings (optional) and replace cradle knots
Three choices of drum head trimmed edges, Sou Sou braid and skin overAssess and reshape bearing edge
Condition the drum shell
Rope Handle

There are three options for the skin after it’s on the drum:

trimmed edges, Sou Sou braid and skin over. The skin over and Sou Sou braid are not available with the cow skin.

A tune up and assessment is $15.00, with the understanding that the most vulnerable time for a djembe skin is when it is being tuned and stretched. If, during the assessment, the djembe/dunun skin splits and you want it repaired, the $15.00 will be applied to cost of the rehead.

DjembesFor information about djembe woods, see “Buying Guide” from drumsticktony.com

Check our calendar for the next reheading workshop and make your own drum!

Dunun reheads

Drum rehead and repair with colorful rope and ringsPrice depends on replacement of one or both drum heads and size of drum. Please call for assessment and pricing.

Rehead with cow skin
Wrap rings (optional) and replace cradle knots
Assess and reshape bearing edge
Condition drum shell.


“My new drum is HOT, HOT, HOT! You have truly outdone yourself.
Thanks doesn’t begin to cover it.” —Beth Woodruff, Greensboro NC

“MY newly re-headed drum is Hot, Hot, Hot as well! Way to go, Bountou!” —Debbie Price, Winston-Salem, NC