S. M. A. Art & Craft
Welcome to S. M. A. Art & Craft online shopping, authentic and unique collection of African arts and craft products, offered to you at the most competitive prices. We conveniently bring to you authentic, incomparable djembe drum, hand-carved art and craft from all over Africa. We Facilitate drum circles with authentic African rhythms. Private lessons. Drumming workshops for Corporate Function.
Whether you are looking for your first djembe drum, or you’re a veteran djembefola, we provide lots of Africa djembe from the best workshops (Manan Amjiah). From the most traditional African djembe rhythms. We have in stock specific models (small children’s djembe, medium djembe, cow skin djembe, goat skin djembe).
S. M. A. Art & Craft is your best online store in supplying quality West African art and craft, including best African Djembe from Ghana. I hope that you enjoy viewing the S. M. A. Art & Craft collection that offers you your own piece of Africa, which you can enjoy for many years to come.
Djembe 4 All
Djembe 4 All is the home of authentic West African djembe drumming in Cape Town. We offer:
Traditional, top-quality hand-crafted djembes direct from craftsmen in Ghana
Individual and group tuition from renowned traditional Ghanaian percussion teacher, S. Manan Ajimah
An open drum cricle every Saturday from 3-6pm (134 Long Street, Cape Town)
Live performances for parties, special occasions, festivals
Instrument tuning and repairs
Handmade African artefacts, including leather goods, cloth material, hand-carved figurines and jewellery.
Solomon Manan Ajimah
S. Manan Ajimah, from northern Ghana, is recognized to be an authentic master djembefola and teacher of traditional West African percussion. He has been featured on national television in the UK as well as in local news and websites.
Through visits and even on the telephone to his home country, and through his travels and contacts, he keeps in touch with traditional rhythms from various regions. He also fuses traditional rhythms to create new rhythms, making the joy of djembe accessible to all.
His passion for playing and teaching djembe and sharing his traditional knowledge has been an inspiration for so many who have encountered him – many of whom remain in contact years after first discovering him in Cape Town or elsewhere.
S.M.A. Arts & Crafts (t/a Djembe 4 All) was founded in 2006 and in April 2017 moved to new premises to 134 Long Street Cape Town. The store is managed and run by S. Manan Ajimah and sells traditional African artefacts and musical instruments. We are proud of our expert knowledge, good service, fair prices, and quality products.
We are also a hub for traditional drumming and have held a drum circle virtually every Saturday in central Cape Town since 2007. Individual djembe and percussion tuition is based at the store.
We have a reputation for honest dealings and have customers and clients that keep in touch with us for years. We also export to Europe, North America and other parts of the world.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Manan Ajimah is a fantastic djembe teacher. My playing has vastly improved under Manan's guidance. He knows exactly which rhythms will engage, test, challenge, and improve my playing. He is patient and encouraging. The traditions of the djembe are infused in him and make him an inspiration. He also has humility, warmth and integrity - qualities I don’t take for granted.
— J Livingstone
134 Long Street, Cape Town. 8001
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