These are the Best African D'jembe Drums

 African Djembe Drums  

Quality Assurance

Drums are made in remote bush areas of Africa. Each drum is a unique creation with unique qualities. No drum is totally perfect, but... Each drum is inspected for:

  • No holes in heads
  • Quality of wood base and bowl
  • Fist size sound openings between base and bowl
  • Head ring tightness
  • String tightness
  • Level and even head
  • Sound Quality


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  • You will find the perfect drum here. We have the largest inventory of authentic D'jembe drums anywhere.
  • We know what you want. We have been working with drummers for almost 20 years.
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I love the D'Jembes I get from you. The African workmanship is great!
- Victor in Sacramento, CA

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Enhance your experience of D'jembe Drums in African Tradition

African djembe 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 historical meaning.

Djembe and Djun Djun 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….

These are quite the addition for any Djemfola!! With more rings than most others I've purchased the sound is exquisite.
- Robbie, Lake Worth, FL

The talking drums of Africa imitate the pitch patterns of language and transmit messages over many miles.

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