Djembe Gathering Drum

Authentic Fair Trade Product. Ethically sourced. Handcrafted in Burkina Faso.


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Traditional djembe drum has ancient roots in West Africa, and is an integral part of the region’s tradition and culture. Djembe drums are leather-covered hand drums, shaped like a large goblet, and meant to be played with bare hands. According to the Bamana people in Mali, the name of the djembe comes directly from a saying translated as, “Everyone gather together” and defines the drum’s purpose. “Dje” is the verb for “gather” in Bamanakan, and “be” translates as “everyone.”

This djembe is made with redwood with goat skin hide. Do not display in lighted windows. The black cord handle on the drum can be used for extra tuning string.

  • Goatskin drum head
  • Drum has woven cord handle
  • Tie-dyed cloth carrying case
  • 25H inches
  • Made in Burkina Faso
  • See for more instructions.

UPC: 732919249088

SKU: 1800120

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    Atelier de Formation et de Promotion des Artisans

    Atelier de Formation et de Promotion des ArtisansAtelier de Formation et de Promotion des Artisans is comprised of nearly 400 artisans in and around Ouagadougou, the capital city, and several in Bobo Dioulasso, the economic center of Burkina Faso. Most of the artisans work at the Centre National D’Artisanat, the Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou, which was started in 2000 by the Luxembourg government to showcase the work of Burkinabe artisans, and the Maison des Artisans. These three centers double as workshops and exhibition spaces. In addition, a few of the artisans work in their homes. Read more.

  • Reviews (2).....
    • Wonderful Drum - The real thing
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      You can buy cheaper djembes, but this one is entirely handmade with nice craftmanship. It did need tuning up, but afterwards, played beautifully. Nice lineback goatskin has wonderful bass and tones....

    • Highly recommend
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      Great sound and value for the money...