Despite the differences of weight, type of wood, or color, top quality sound is what you will get from our authentic Djembes.
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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 cover and bag. Our professional craftsmen in Guinea are using non-stretching reinforced rope (Kevlar), as well as a total of 3 iron hoops.
Our authentic Guinean Djembes, are built by professional craftsmen, for professional drummers. They are built to allow easy fine tuning. All Djembes on this page are authentic instruments from Guinea 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.
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 originated in West Africa, specifically the region of Guinea and Mali of today. Neighboring countries have also started to produce and play this phenomenal instrument, till the entire African continent fully embraced it. Eventually, imitators other countries in the world started attempting to built and mass produce the Djembe without fully understanding its manufacturing process (mainly Indonesia and North America).
As you can imagine, none of these countries will ever match the expertise developed over so many generations of building and perfecting the instrument in the Guinea and Mali area.