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Djembe History - The origin of the world's most popular hand drum

17 March 2015, 10.34 am

"The djembe (pronounced 'jem-beh') is the goblet-shaped hand drum used by the Mandinka people of West Africa..." Read more.

Diabel Cissokho - One of the best kora players in the world

25 November 2014, 13:44 pm

"The video below is our interview with Diabel Cissokho, a master kora player, at a performance in London recently. There is also footage of his performance with some amazing musicians..."

How Not To Treat Your Djembe

6 November 2014, 10:13

"Aviod these 6 djembe sins and your drum will give you years of joy and happy djembe-ness..." Read more.

10 African photos you've never seen in colour before

30 October 2014, 11:28

"Exclusive and original! Here are 10 photos from Africa that have never been seen in colour before..." Read more.

What does djembe mean?

20 October 2014, 11:28

Djembe etymology

"The most commonly used is 'djembe', which comes from the French, who did much to study and describe African drumming to the world..." Read more.

Worldwide Drum Camps & African Music Festivals

16 October 2014, 16:38

Why not wander the world and play at all the drumming festivals? Amazing!

Here they all are. If we've forgotten one, let us know in the comments and we'll add it to the list!

8 Greatest Djembe Players of All Time

28 September 2014, 19:22

See our latest video celebrating the best of the best in the world of the djembe.

Choosing the best djembe players of all time is not easy! We've narrowed it down to these 8 great masters of the beat.

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