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Professional Drums made by hand by the Master Drum Makers of Guinea, West Africa. Carved from Melina Wood with a Goatskin Drum Head.
The drums are 60cm / 2 feet tall.
Please select the drum head diameter you prefer from the options list: from 10 to 13 inches. Handcrafted using traditional West African techniques, these are the premier drums of the Djembe world and have a much heavier sound than Ghanaian & other drums. We recommend these drums for anyone who is serious about Djembes and wants the sound of a professional. These are the choice drums of Djembe masters around the world. The drum can produce a wide variety of sounds, making it one of the most versatile drums. The drum is very loud & the Malinke people say a skilled drummer is one who "can make the Drum talk" meaning that the player can tell an emotional story.
The Djembe originated in West Africa, possible over 1000 years ago, in the Mali Empire which included parts of the modern-day countries of Senegal, Guinea, Mali, Ivory Coast & Burkina Faso.
The drums were used at social occasions with the storyteller accompanied by drummers, singers & dancers. Songs told of great leaders or the prowess of hunters and the drum is still the main instrument of dance used at special occasions. The Djembe first came to the attention of a wider audience when Les Ballet Africains toured Europe from 1952. Since then the Djembe has been used by many modern artists such as the Beatles, Grateful Dead, Paul Simon, U2 & Cirque du Soleil. Most Djembes are still hand carved from traditional woods and though other Djembe-like instruments are made from fibreglass, these are considered inferior and no professional player of note uses these instruments.
Drum Head - choose from 10"-13" / 25-32cm - Height approx 24" / 60cm
Featuring a rubber base (made from recycled tyres) for added protection
Melina wood & Goatskin drum head - the Real Thing!
Each Djembe is unique
Discounts available for wholesale / school / drum teacher orders
Djembe Drums from Guinea are the choice of Djembe Masters worldwide
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!