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Handmade Djembe Drum (Ghana)

by African Creations
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ITEM#: 913415

This African djembe drum is carved from a single piece of sese wood with a goatskin head and lacings. West Africa's most popular drum, the djembe has a remarkably flexible range of tones, produced by its thin skin, shape, and tight tuning. Today, this drum is gaining popularity throughout the world as a great addition to drumming circles, rituals, gatherings, or to play alone.

Product Features:
  • Dimensions: 14 inches x 14 inches x 23 inches high
  • Materials: Wood, goat skin
  • Model: AC070-J1
  • Color options: Black, red
  • Type of instrument: Djembe Drum (stringed musical instrument)
  • Weight: 15 pounds
  • Handmade
  • Details: Handmade talking drum from Ghana, West Africa

Story Behind the Art:
Nana was born to a family of 9 children in the town of Kumasi in Ghana, West Africa. His parents divorced when he was only 8 years old and Nana became so rebellious that his mother sent him to live with his father in Tamale (in the Northern region of Ghana) when Nana was 12 years old. It was there that he developed an interest in art. He dropped out of school when he was 14 and started training with a master carver in Tamale. In 2000 Nana began selling his products through Worldstock. Nana is now married with 3 children and lives in Accra, Ghana. He is now a master carver with his own shop and 10 employees. Nana?s life has been so improved significantly due to support he gets from Overstock in selling his products.

What is Worldstock?

The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.

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特色
类型 Stringed
全球库存国家 加纳
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Model Number AC070-J
Country of Origin Ghana

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  • Most Recent

  • nice and cool
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    I bought this for my grandson (4) who drums with my daughter. it is cute and nicely made.

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  • Authentic and beautiful
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    The quality of this hand made item is great. It sounds terrific too.

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  • Nice drum and sound but only one problem...
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    Very quick delivery than another drum that I ordered with another company. That one took a month before I finally got it, but then it was shipped from Africa. I think this one came from Midwest where it was until someone placed an order for it. Nice sound to the drum and love the carving and size of the drum. But I had to return this one because there was a crack at the base that was 4 inches and went halfway thru the thickness of the wood. They even had place a glue or coating on the bottom probably to keep it from cracking further. I contact Overstock and they took care of the matter and sending a replacement. I'm hoping the next one is not cracked. Otherwise this would have been a perfect drum and I would have been a happy customer. But I figure if I'm paying for the drum it shouldn't be cracked. There is not telling if the crack will get bigger or not. And I would rather start with a drum that is not cracked. With proper care, a drum should not get a crack in it. So make sure you check your drum to make sure it's not cracked. Otherwise, I would say this is a great drum for the price and your purchase will help to support a family in Ghana. So get a drum from there. I lived 4 yrs in Ghana. So I wanted a drum from there. :-)

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  • As shown and described.
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    I love this drum, which I bought both as an item to display and a drum to play. But I should be clear that I am not a trained drummer who understands the nuance of drum quality. It's large, it has a deep, resonant tone, and it sounds exactly as I hoped it would. It's also quite attractive, which was important to me (though it may not be to others). It is rather heavy for its size (which may be perfectly normal; as I said, I'm not a trained drummer).

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  • BEAUTIFUL DRUM
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    I GET THIS FOR MY HUSBAND AND WHEN I OPENED THE BOX I WAS SO IMPRESS IT'S BEAUTIFUL YOU DON'T SEE THIS GREAT QUALITY IN USA IN THIS DAYS THE SOUND IT'S WONDERFUL, I GOING TO HAVE ANOTHER ONE FOR MY SON, I REALLY RECOMMENDED IT IT'S GREAT PRICE I CAN BELIEVED MY LUCK ' I SAW IT YESTERDAY FOR $*** SAME SIZE BUT IT WAS SINTETIC MATERIAL THIS IS A REAL THING !! IT'S A GREAT BEAUTIFUL PIECE I LOVE IT!!

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  • Most Helpful

  • AWESOME
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    I build djembes and teach West African hand drumming and was a bit weary when I bought this drum as an extra for the circles I facilitate..boy was I IMPRESSED when it came! The tones and bass sound great and the carvings were beautiful! For this price you usually will get a cheap, poorly constructed 20x12 djembe made in Indonesia (where the builder gets a TINY fraction of the profits). If you are looking for a big beautiful, good sounding djembe, buy this one...I just bought two more! Thanks!

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  • Beautiful peice of handmade art, but... dissapointed in the tone quality. The bass tone is weak and does not resonate too well. Okay for small rooms but sound will not carry well otherwise.

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  • Djembe Drum
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    This is a great looking drum and makes a wonderful sound. The bass note is not a deep as some drums, but the open tone and slap is great. I love playing my Djembe.

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  • i like the drum very much. the price was very good as well. the drum was advertised as being handmade, etc., and it indeed has a real handmade quality to it. the sound is excellent as well. all in all, a great deal. thanks

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  • I purchased the large handmade Djembe drum made in Ghana. I paid half the price of comparable drum. Great sound. Very pleased, all around.

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Questions & Answers

  • Hi, I just received my drum and love it! However, the sides and bottom portion of my drum came covered with some type of heavy-duty aluminum covering. Am I suppose to remove this? I haven't removed it being that this is my first drum purchase. I'm not sure if this is to protect the side and bottom carvings? Please reply as quickly as possible! Thanks

    • Thanks for your interest, you should remove the aluminum from the drum this was for protection of the drum during its shipping process.

  • What does the symbol on the side represent, not the shape of Africa, but the one on the other side?

    • Thank you for your question. I love the symbol on this drum! The Ghanaian name for the symbol is -AFENA (A state ceremonial sword). The retiring great warrior always has a royal sword of rest. Recognition of gallantry.

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This product is not yet released, and is expected to ship on Feb. 6, 2006.

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