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Originating in West Africa, the Djembe is a rope-tuned skin-covered goblet drum played with bare hands. According to the Bambara people in Mali, the name of the djembe comes from a saying which translates to "everyone gather together in peace" and defines the drum's purpose.
The ISHKA Carved Djembe Drum is a strikingly beautiful instrument, a showpiece of any percussionist's collection. It possesses a body of rich, polished woodgrain and a drumhead made of rawhide.
It is said that the djembe contains three spirits. The belief is that the djembe drum contains the spirit of the tree from which it was made, the spirit of the animal whose skin is played, and the spirit of the carver or the one who cut the tree and the people who assemble the drum.
This special wooden hand-drum makes an excellent, creative gift for budding musicians and lovers of world music.