Main Features:

Authentic handmade African Djembe drum 

Handcarved in Guinea & imported to Australia

Skinned with the best quality ropes & hides by our drum maker Simo here in Melbourne

Solid & authentic African hardwood

Top-quality and Professional

Best for experienced drummers

Medium to high pitch solo drum 

Best for skills development

Durable & well-tuned

Free additional tuning

Free after-purchase customer support, maintenance & advice



Even though they are known as "bongos", the name "Djembe" comes from "anke Dje anke Be" which in the Malinke language means "Uniting People". In West Africa the Djembe is a big part of the spiritual and ritual life and used for story-telling to pass on historical, religious and cultural information to younger generations. It is also used in weddings, baptisms, circumcision, harvest and many other celebrations.


These beautiful and unique handmade drums require a lot of energy to come to life, so with the purchase of our drums, you are also buying a portion of the time, love and hard work that went into the creation of this piece of art. In addition to this, you are also supporting our passion for Africa, Rhythm and Culture and helping the communities that created these beautiful drums to keep their humble and hard-working people employed. We pay respect to every single person involved in this process and we hope that our community will also appreciate this type of art as much as we do.


More about the timber:

The Melina wood is also known as the golden hardwood. 

Easy to carve, this wood offers a balanced tonal quality and great portability. Amongst the wide range of hardwoods, the Melina Family takes place in the softer end of the hardwoods. This timber is also used to carve the big bass drums Dununba, Sangban and Kenkeni. 


Origin: Guinea
Wood: Lenke, also known as Lingue

Skin: Thin Australian Goat Hide
Diameter: 26 cm - 10.25"
Height: 55 cm - 21.5"
Weight: 5.5 kgs


About the sound:

This drum has a bright pitch, great as a solo drum.

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11" Guinea Djembe - Melina Wood

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