Main Features:

Authentic handmade African Djembe drum

Handcarved in Burkina Faso & 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 Iroko tree is one of the most widely spread trees in all tropical African forest formations. It reaches heights of 50m and diameters up to 2m. It is not quite as hard as the other timbers, its strength however, is similar to the European oak. The best Iroko quality comes from the Ivory Coast.



Origin: Burkina Faso

Wood: Iroko, also known as African Oak

Skin: Medium Thickness Australian Goat Hide

Diameter: 32 cm - 12.5"

Height: 58 cm - 22.75"

Weight: 6 KG


Listen to this drum here:

12.5" Burkina Faso Djembe - Iroko Wood

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