AFRICAN DRUMS & ARTS CRAFTS
Located in Toronto's Kensignton Market, African Drums & Art Crafts is an arts hub full of soulful rhythm and heart. This shop is one of the spots that brings a unique vibe to the Market.
The owner, Saikou, is the friendly wise welcoming person who relates to many and will get you hooked on finding your beat and your drum. He's been a cultural ambassador bringing African culture to Toronto since 1987.
The shop's main features are many styles of hand carved traditional African drums perfect for the novice toddler all the way to the seasoned master professional. Other kinds of drums and musical instruments can also be found here.
Glorious African carvings, masks, jewellery, fabrics, clothing, greeting cards are available for passing tourists, art collectors, set designers and interior designers.
Services provided include workshops, drum repairs and building, performances and more.
And most of all, the shop is a meeting place for drummers, musicians, students, teachers, artists and community-lovers in Toronto, Canada. Outside of the shop, African Drums & Art Crafts participates as a vendor at Afrofest and various other festivals where Saikou inspires huge impromptu freestyle drum and dance circles that gather people to play and vibe together.