Drum Size: height 24" / 60 cm, width 14" / 35 cm with a usable drumhead of 12" / 30 cm
This beautifully-crafted Classic Djembe drum was traditionally made from a single hollowed Dugura tree-trunk with a shaved goatskin drum head
Our Fair Trade Drums are bought directly from the skilled craftsmen of the Artisans` Village, Dakar, Senegal
This drum has a wide tonal range & it is able to be tuned by adjusting the cord around the drum head using the Mali-weave technique
Each Drum has its own unique carving similar to the examples shown
Our Djembes are traditionally handcrafted from Dugura Wood (latin Cordyla pinnata). The color varies from brown to darker tobacco. It is heavier and denser than the lingual wood also used. This is a prestigious wood of unmatched quality, found in Mali and Guinea.
The drums are coated with shea butter inside and beeswax outside to produce the shine.
Ropes are halyard pre-stretched polyester 5 mm in diameter (tricolor, bicolor or black)
The Drum Heads are shaved Goatskin
This video on YouTube shows African D`jembe players
There are drum groups all over the country so you will never have to play or learn alone!
Friendly Horizons Ltd is recognised by
BAFTS as a Fair Trade Retailer