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Bugs That Eat Your Djembe? Better Believe It
There are a few kinds of ​bugs, or wood eating insects, that can do real harm to ​any wooden instrument.There[...]
10 Tips for Buying a Djembe
We recently did a large review of the best djembe drums available online​. If you would prefer to buy your[...]
Traveling With Your Djembe
​A djembe can take you some wonderful places. On your way, you'll need to take care of your drum. All[...]
Sore Hands From Playing Djembe? How To Soothe Them
If you get sore hands from playing djembe, this is worth a read.​Zombie Horror Djembe ShowA couple of years ago,[...]
Rare and Old African Drumming Photos
​African drumming itself is thousands of years old, but its history has only been captured on film in the last[...]
12 African Photos You’ve Never Seen In Colour
​In this exclusive and original post we bring you 1​2 photos from Africa that have never been seen in color[...]
Drum Camps – All The Best Worldwide
What Are Drum Camps?If you're a drummer and love a wild weekend out, this is for you. There are many[...]
Djembe History
The djembe (pronounced 'jem-beh') is the goblet-shaped hand drum from West Africa.Djembe history is a rich and diverse subject, but[...]
Djembe Tuning
All you need to know about djembe tuning and tightening is shown in detail here.If your drum sounds flat, dull[...]
Djembe Reskinning
Everything you need to know about djembe reskinning is detailed here, with photos, diagrams and links to the tools you[...]
Djembe Care – How not to treat your drum
The good news is, djembe care is fairly simple. Djembes don't need much maintenance if you treat them right. They're[...]
What does djembe mean?
djembe (/'ʒɛmbə, 'ʒɛmbeɪ/)Where does the word come from? What does djembe mean?Hear pronunciation below:​The djembe is the goblet shaped drum[...]