African Djembe Drums and Musical
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Africa Imports is the largest supplier of wholesale
djembe drums and other
African musical instruments. We have over 10 year experience dealing
with African drums.
African drums hold
a special place in the history of Africa. In Western Culture the idea of
drumming is nearly always associated with entertainment or just to add to the
musical quality of a song. In Africa, drums hold a deeper symbolic and
drums and Dundun drums are almost always an accompaniment for any manner of ceremony -
births, deaths, marriages - together with a ritual dance. The vicious sound of
many drums pounding together is also a necessary installment to stir up emotions
in a battle or war to inspire excitement and passion.
The Djembe drum is possibly the most influential and basic of all the African drums. It dates back
to 500 A.D. The Djembe was originally created as a sacred drum to be used in
healing ceremonies, rites of passage, ancestral worship, warrior rituals, as
well as social dances. The drum rhythm of the djembe is performed in the evening for most celebrations, especially during full moon, spring, summer and winter harvesting time, weddings, baptisms, honoring of mothers, immediately after Ramadaan (the month of fast for all Muslims) or countless other celebrations.
In much of Africa, certain drums symbolize and protect royalty and are often housed in sacred dwellings. In fact you could say the drum was actually the first form of telephone…
Tribes, with use of the drum would communicate with other tribes often miles away. Drums were often used to signal meetings, dangers, etc….
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