DJEMBE DRUM 6, West Africa

 

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DJEMBE DRUM 6
27" high x 11" wide x 9.5" deep
$400
West Africa

 

This drum has been vetted as authentic, with signs of significant age and use.

The head on this drum is playable but cannot be tuned. There is a leather band and several large metal staples repairing some cracks near the base (see detail). The drum has a carrying strap.

The most common and popular drums in west Africa, djembes are distinguished by their simple but elegant shapes and powerful sound. New examples can be tightened and tuned by tying the lines together.

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