Drums & Drum Repair

Joel and Heidi of Matica build d'jembes and other wooden drums starting with ecologically-harvested logs. They carve drums by hand using a chisel and do orginal and custom designs. Matica also sells eco slat-style djun djuns and oil drum djun djuns.

DRUM REPAIR is also available. Drum Doctor Joel Melendez. Highly regarded for fixing d'jembes and other skin drums. A complete overhaul or a just tuning- whatever your drum needs



If there's a natural rhythm in everything, Heidi Kirchofer and Joel Melendez just may have tapped into it. Whether it's the pulsating beat of the D'jembe, the spectacular manipulation of fire, the delicate balance of a unicycle or the fluidity of capoeira, Kirchofer and Melendez convey uncanny timing and gracefulness in their performances.

John Fitts, Tri-town Post