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. 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
We provide worldwide shipping. .
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.
Item code: DJLC
Size: 24.5" * 13.5"
For supplemental information
and read our two blog articles:
"Choosing the right authentic Djembe"
"Djembe tuning and care"
"Best of the Best" Djembe gallery
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