For djembe drum fans, hobbyists & professionals
The drum of a thousand voices
jembe drumming has taken a thousand years to emerge as the world's favourite African music genre.
In the last 50 years, the djembe has gathered an immense global following and fired up a new passion for African drumming and world music.
...enjoyed by millions of people. If you're one of them, you'll enjoy this site too.
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
"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..."
"Aviod these 6 djembe sins and your drum will give you years of joy and happy djembe-ness..." Read more.
"Exclusive and original! Here are 10 photos from Africa that have never been seen in colour before..." Read more.
"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.
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!
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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