For years we have been obsessed by the magical sounds of the Steel Tongue Drum and the Handpan. However, a few years ago it was quite difficult to obtain these instruments. The shortage of good instrument makers made these instruments very hard to find and drove the prices way up. We saw this as a huge possibility. Shouldn't it be possible to make the Steel Tongue Drum and Handpan available to a wider audience? With this idea we started our search.
This search led us to the beautiful island of Bali. Here we came in contact with a number of amazing instrument makers. We were impressed by the passion they had for their craft and the skill of their work. We decided to bring a couple of instruments to the Netherlands for ourselves and for a number of friends. Quickly we found out how many people are interested in affordable Steel Tongue Drums and Handpans, and LIDAH Drums was founded.
As a company, we pride ourselves on giving back to the local community of Bali. Social involvement is central to our mission. For example, we only work with local instrument makers, who are paid fairly for their work. Furthermore, with part of our proceeds we support local projects, such as Chloe's Foster Home. With every instrument you buy, you contribute to a better Bali.