I fell in love with this instrument when I saw it for the first time
I fell in love with this instrument when I saw it for the first time at an ethnic festival in Siberia where I had the honor of learning everything about playing and crafting these wonderful drums from a talented musician and drum maker named Pasha Bochkarev.
I was captivated by the celestial sounds and beautiful form of the drum.
But what struck me deeply was the fact that with no skill or preparation at all, every person who got one in their hands could instantly play beautiful music!
I grew up in Russian where almost every household had a guitar in it. Not just listening, but playing music was part of the lifestyle.
I believe that now when there’s so much focus on technological change and advancements, music that’s accessible for all to play and enjoy is necessary for balance, expression, and connection in our lives.
I envision these modern drums to be the everyday instrument of the 21st century, to take people on the healing and meditative journeys, promote connection with Self, tap into creativity and forget the routine of everyday life. It’s my mission to share them with the world.
Since 2013, we’ve been thoughtfully creating these instruments in Bali, the Island of Gods, where nature and spirituality are part of everyday life and have influenced our handmade UFO Drums collection.
It was an evolutionary process of modifying the shape and perfecting each unique sound combined with a team that I’m very proud to be part of.
And I met a lot of great talented people participated this project in different periods, helped me a lot to build the dream, which works also a good sign for me – means that I’m working on a Right mission)
Later on, we start to expand our UFO shop and turn into concept store, with a range of continuously produced products following our mission to ”shear positive vibes”.
So we are producing recycling bags now ™ UFO bags, and selling other eco-friendly products, and products which can help you in meditation practice.
The locals working with our production live with a respectful and careful attitude towards nature, which is reflected in every step of production.
Our approach is mindful, kind to the environment and comes from cruelty-free processes. The combination of all these things is a great sign that we’re doing something of value.