Authentic handmade African Djembe drum
Handcarved in Mali & 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:
Lenké has exceptional sound characteristics and is very well suited for Djembe drum carving. It promotes clear sounds and a great differentiation. The bass, tone and slap sounds are balanced and distinctive. Lenké was the timber used to carve the very first drum ever and it has always been counted to be the most valuable African timber for Djembe making due to its hardness, density, elasticity, durability and resistance.
Skin: Medium Australian Goat Hide
Diameter: 37 cm
Height: 63 cm
Weight: 13 KG
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