Drum Circle & Bellydance Gifts

Most of the drums I had for sale are gone, but there are a few interesting things left. I have 3 of these professional level doumbeks that have never been played before. They are heavy duty cast aluminum, and outstanding quality. Notice how the seams on the bearing edge are so flush, and the interior of the drum is also finished. These were purchased from a Middle East importer back in 2004. I bought one at first, and found it to be the best sounding, most solid construction, and durable doumbek I've ever played. You get to jamming on it, and this drum plays like a cannon. It has unbelieveable power, and range of bass & tones. I've played the El Fan doumbeks, and many other vintage pro level models, and nothing matches up to the strength, power, and sound of these drums.

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So, I back then I bought 12 more because I was so impressed with them. I would not sell these, as they say, they don't make them like they used to. That is the case with these 3 doumbeks. But I need the funds now so I am selling them. 2 are blue, and one lime green. These are pick up only, shipping is possible, but expensive. They weigh about 11 pounds, with an 8 & 1/2 inch playable size head. It measures 11 inches across the top from edge to edge, and stands 17 inches tall. Getting Alexandria drums from Egypt is a lot harder now than it was back in 2004.

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I kept 3 back, still in the padded drum cases as shown. These are the actual drums for sale. They have never been out of them except to photograph them. They are $150 each & case included. Please contact me by email if you are interested in one of these drums. When they are sold, that's it.

If you're looking to buy a drum, it's important to try and find the one that's right for you. I don't really get into selling drums, nor do I endorse any drum manufactures, or companies. I'm always happy to offer an opinion, or suggest a few places to you that I've bought some of mine from, and been pleased. If you are a bit new to hand drumming, or drum circles, choosing a first drum can be a bit daunting.

On my blog, Drum Circle Blog at blogspot.com I get into this in more detail. Please look for the post, "Choosing That First Drum To Buy". I hope this helps you along your drumming journey, & I'm here, if you ever need to ask a question.


Drum Circle & Bellydance Goodies at CafePress.com

Lots of great looking drum circle & belly dance merchandise at our cafepress.com shops. Plenty of fun items starting at $5. Choose from various items of clothing, shirts, hats, posters, coffee cups, calenders, gift cards, prints, stickers, iPad iPhone cases, and lots more with one of these images on them. They are copyrighted original watercolor art by my wife. Makes a great gift for loved ones, or your favorite dancer or drummer. There's more cool stuff at our 5 shops.

Hey! Here's Some Free Stuff! Mp3 drum circle jams, djembe ringtones, & more.

Not everyone can afford even minor purchases these days. I have some free downloadable music at the page link below. No registering, or signing up is required. Times are hard so enjoy a few free goodies. I hope you enjoy your visit to my site. Please consider picking up a set of my drum rhythms, or drum circle CD's. A 2 disc set is ten bucks + $2 shipping. I also have over 5 hours of live drum circle jams to put in your mp3 player, iPod, iPad, smartphone, or any other mp3 compatible device. It's some fun listening, and it's a pretty good deal! There are a number of drum circle mp3's, and djembe ringtones you can download free. Here is the page link:

To the Free Drum Circle MP3's & Djembe Ringtones Page


My CDBaby.com Artist Page: Have a listen to a few more drum jams: http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/SLRatigan Or, click the CDbaby.com link below:

My CD Baby Artist Page


Two 1000' Rolls of "Drum Line" Tape - both rolls for $30 This barricade tape comes imprinted with the warning "Drum Line Do Not Cross" with the Pro-Mark logo. It is 3" wide in 1,000 foot rolls. There is 2 rolls, one is missing about 100 feet. This cool looking drum tape adds a great look for drum lines, parades, parties, gigs, facilitated drum circles, drumming events, etc. Also works as a funny, yet practical barrier to keep your drums from walking away. (This tape is similar to the look of Police barricade tape) Shipping via USPS mail in the USA only is $12. These 2 rolls together weigh quite a bit.
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The Wild Drum Circles 2 CD Set $10. Check out a few tracks. This house has sure gone crazy!

To the Wild Drum Circles Page


Flex-a-tone - The sound rises or lowers when you compress it with your hand, and you shake it. It has a variety of ways to make sounds if you get creative. Like tap on the side with a metal rod, spoon, and change the pitch as you tighten or let go of it. Very cool. $25

[IMAGE: flexatone] One of the coolest percussion instruments ever. Both hand held, or play it with a stick or screwdriver.



Soprano Doumbek. High quality like the larger blue one above, but a smaller version 12 x 8". $60 - Shipping $14 It comes with a carry case and 2 extra drum heads.


"Once upon a time, there was these three doumbeks..."


300 page book, "A Practical Guide To Hand Drumming And Drum Circles" $8 on Kindle & Nook

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A Practical Guide To Hand Drumming And Drum Circles Book Link ($8.)

Physical copies are sold out at Amazon.com - Here's the Kindle link:

Drum Circle Book On Amazon Kindle


As I'm sure you're aware, many musicians, singers, dancers, and other artists, cross over into the acting business. My published 280 page Kindle book titled, "An Actor's Face. Audition, Casting Advice, And Anecdotes From A Working Actor", is available for $6 at the Amazon Kindle book store (or Nook). Please have a look at my actor page, if the acting field is something you might be interested in. Here's the link to the page:

Acting, Auditioning, Casting Advice, And Anecdotes Book Link


Check out a few more of the 101 Drum Circle Rhythms in this YouTube video. There are 7 rhythms here, each about a minute long, just like they are on the 2 hour DVD. Actually, there is 120 of them, but who's counting. I hope you enjoy a couple of them! The price of my 2 hour hand drum rhythms DVD is now $10 + $3 for shipping. Visit the DVD page for more info. You can also purchase it on Amazon for a few bucks more.


Drum Circle Lovers Deal 6 Pack - The 101 Rhythms DVD & 5 Drumming CD's $40 Including USA Shipping

For the really hard core drum circle lover! $40 Shipped (USA Only) Here's what's included:

The DVD 101 Drum Circle Rhythms For The Hand Drum (2 hours, 12 Min. long) 2 CD's 101 Drum Circle Rhythms (2 Hours) (Great for the car sterio or iPod) 2 CD's Live Ultimate Drum Circles (78 minutes on each disc, good stuff!) The CD Clearwater Beach Drum Circle (78 minutes of great drum circle action) (You can substitute the Wild Drum Circles 2 CD set, for 2 of the other CDs. Just ask, and I will do it.) These six drumming CD's & DVD will keep you, or any other hand drummer busy, for a long, long time. And I hope it helps you to enjoy drum circles more. So it's a total of 6 drumming discs for $40 including shipping anywhere in the USA. That's a pretty good value for your money. (Even today.) I have a few package deals with my rhythms DVD, and book, at the book link below these buttons.)


For all other countries, The Drum Circle 6 Disc Pack is $44 USD. That includes shipping


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