We have the best authentic professional Djembes.
We are from Guinea, and based in Toronto Canada.
Carved  out  of  a single piece of Guinean wood  (choice of Lingue, Bala, Mahogany or  Melina), it  is  the  most famous  African drum. Authentic Djembes are tunable (up or down) so you can get the pitch you like. The  top  part of our  Guinean djembes are  covered  with goatskin. It is the most sensitive part of your instrument, so it's a good idea to protect it with a Djembe Hat (cover), and a Djembe bag. Three  resonators (or Sese)  can  be installed,  surrounding  the  drum.  Our professional craftsmen in Guinea are using non-stretching reinforced  rope (Kevlar), as well as a total of 3 iron hoops.
The  Djembe  is  only  played by hand. It can be played either  seated, or standing with a strap.
Our authentic Guinean Djembes, are built by professional craftsmen, for professional drummers.
They are  put together  to allow  easy fine tuning. The  djembe   originated  among  the ancestors of the Malinke, Soussou, Baga and Peul  people of Guinea  and  Mali, but  is now found in most African countries. It is traditionally played to accompany dances.
All  Djembes on this page  are  authentic pieces   imported from  Guinea-Conakry West Africa.
The  craftsmen  who  create  them  are descended   from   families  who   have produced the same artifacts for generations. They  have  mastered  the techniques of selecting  materials  and  building   quality instruments  through  the  years. Hear   for   yourself  the   unique sound that first  echoed through Africa and now the world
Map of Guinea - West Africa
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Shown on Bala wood
Limited series from Guinea
The best of the best!
(foot or Full shell carving)
If you pay more elsewhere,
It still won't sound better than here !
Pro series from Guinea
Lighter  weight  wood
Perfect for beginners
There are a wide variety of Djembe-like drums on the market that are sold as Djembes.
Djembe look-alike drums are sometimes more expensive than Djembes because of the cost of materials used to make them look like authentic handmade West African Djembes.
The Djembe is a over a millenia old, a musical instrument originating in West Africa, specifically the region of Guinea and Mali of today. Recently, neighboring countries have also started to produce and play this phenomenal instrument. Now, the entire African continent has embraced the instrument. Eventually, imitators other countries in the world started attempting to built and mass produce the Djembe without fully understanding its manufacturing process (mainly Indonesia...North America...etc).
As you can imagine, none of these countries will ever match the expertise developed over 1000 years of building and perfecting the instrument in the Guinea and Mali area.
If you want a real Djembe, buy from someone who goes to the source and can prove it!
This doesn't necessarily mean paying more!
Djembe buying guide - Video
Despite the differences of weight, type of wood, or color, top quality sound is what you will get from our authentic Djembes from Guinea.
Alpha (Founder)
Item code: DJLC
Size: 24.5" * 13.5"
CA$440
CA$769
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Melina wood
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For supplemental information
visit our blog article main page
and  read  our  two blog  articles:
"Choosing the right authentic Djembe"
"Djembe tuning and care"
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