Authentic handmade African Djembe drums
Handcarved in Ivory Coast and Ghana and imported to Australia
Skinned with the best quality ropes & hides by our drum maker Simo here in Melbourne
Solid & authentic African hardwood (Father drum)
Light and portable African medium-density wood (Son drum)
Top-quality and Professional
Best for Father and Son wanting to start drumming together
Medium to high pitch solo drums
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
Hardwood drum: 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.
Small drum: The Twenaboa is a medium-density timber that offers great portability in a variety of sizes with a good resonance of sound. Being only 4 to 8 kg, it's very practical when it comes down to performing, roaming, standing or simply transporting your drum.
The name Twenaboa translates to the "drum tree", which often develops a hole inside the trunk that makes it easy to carve into a drum.
Specifications hardwood drum:
Origin: Ivory Coast
Wood: Iroko, also known as African Oak
Skin: Thick Australian Goat Hide
Diameter: 32.5cm - 12.75"
Height: 62 cm - 24.25"
Weight: 8.4 KG
Specifications Ghana drum:
Timber: Twenaboa, also known as the drum tree
Skin: Thin Australian Goat Hide
Diameter: 27 cm - 10.5"
Height: 55 cm - 21.5"
Weight: 5 KG
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$910.00 Regular Price