African musical instruments

west AFRICAN

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

African Djembe

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Hi - I just want to tell you how pleased I am with the djembe that I ordered from you. It came in great condition and was better than I ever thought. It has a very nice sound. I bought it for my husband who is a professional percussionist. He began  getting into Latin percussion about 10 years ago and I thought he might enjoy something "a little different". I think he's going to love it! THANKS!!

—  Christine. New Jersey, USA

All  our musical instruments  are  authentic professional instruments from West Africa. The  craftsmen  who  built  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. We have classified the instruments in 4 separate sections. You can get more information about each of these instruments via a link within each instrument picture gallery, including: brief history, description, tuning, detailed pictures, assembling process, and more.

Main percussive musical instruments

String musical instruments

 

Video featuring most of the main instruments on this page

Wind musical instruments

Shakers & small musical instruments