How do you choose a Djembe? As a craftsman I can only work with, and appreciate what is real. Hand carved from a single log, with no production lathe work.
Explore the djembe building process, and learn some tips to obtain the best drum possible.
Most any type drum can be given a new life. Learn to assess a used drum and develop a strategy for getting the highest potential from each drum type.
A good djembe drum starts with the spirit of a ancient tree. Identify properly seasoned and carved woods.
The skin is critical to getting the best sound from a drum. Thick or thin? Goat skin , calf, elk, moose, deer, antelope... How do you choose? Discover the sound properties you will get from each and which is the best for your purpose.
The original goblet shaped drum, ceramics has been used for drums for thousands of years.