A perfect djembe should have 3/16" (4mm-5mm) rope that is round and not frayed. The djembe should be between 22.5" to 25" tall (we like 24.5"). A slightly round bearing edge that may be very sharp or curved for more comfort. 22 -28 or more loops on the top and bottom rings.
Not only that, what is the best djembe drum to buy?
The best djembe brands will generally include the following:
Meinl – excellent quality, best bang for your buck.
Remo – standard synthetic djembes.
Africa Heartwood – most authentic djembe available.
Terre – huge selection of different types of djembes.
madedrums – authentic djembes.
Toca – synthetic djembes.
Further, what are the 3 basic sounds made from a djembe? Djembe players use three basic sounds: bass, tone, and slap, which have low, medium, and high pitch, respectively.
In any event, what size djembe drum should I get?
The 12-13"X24" is a standard full size djembe, suitable for most adult male and female drummers. The height is just right for most drummers to play sitting in a regular folding chair. The head size is adequate for average adult size hands to comfortably play with proper djembe technique.
How do you make a djembe?
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2022
Remo Djembe Bag 14" Deluxe Black with Shoulder Strap
Bag constructed of outer layer polyester woven fabric, a middle layer 1/4 foam base, with a durable nylon inner lining
One inch 16pt. heavy duty woven polyester strap with pad.
Side pouch with Velcro flap
Fits 14" Djembe
Padded carrying handle
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2022
XL 26"x16" Djembe Drum Bag Case, Double Layer, Water Proof, Rasta
Fully lined water proof, heavy-duty padded nylon with vertical zip
External pockets, padded backpack straps
For djembe drums up to 16" overall head diameter from ring to ring, and 26" Tall, 12" bottom
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2022
Djembe bag, double layer, Height: 26", Top Dia: 16" (X-Large)
Djembe-Bag Deluxe, suitably for Fullsize (26x16) Djembes
fully lined and water proof with padded backpack stretcher system
Height: 26", Top Dia: 16"
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2022
Stagg DJB16REM 16-Inch Remo Djembe Bag
Designed for 16" Remo Djembe
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2022
Meinl Percussion Djembe Bag with Shoulder Strap, Professional Small Size Fits Drums Up To 10" - Heavy Duty Padded Nylon Exterior, External Pocket and Strong Carrying Grip (MDJB-S)
Fits 10" Djembes: this bag is designed to provide a protective fit for smaller djembes measuring up to 10" In diameter and 20" Tall (Max)
Exceptional protection: The heavy duty nylon will keep your djembe safe during travel and protect it from dust or dirt build up when it's not in use. It also protects against minor bumps or falls
Great portability: a thick carrying grip, two-way zipper and padded backpack straps ensure ease of handling to any gig, drum circle, or studio session
Includes outer pocket: keep small replacement parts and accessories in the convenient outer pocket. This is a great place to store anything from car keys to cables while playing out
Official Two-Year Meinl Warranty: all Meinl bags carry a two-year Manufacturer's warranty when purchased from authorized retailers (excludes zippers)
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2022
Meinl Percussion Standard Djembe Bag, Large Size for 12" Diameter Drums â€” Heavy Duty Nylon â€” Features Shoulder Strap, Reinforced Carrying Grip, Outside Pocket and Durable Zipper (MSTDJB12)
Large size fits 12” djembes — the Meinl Standard Medium Djembe Bag with padding is made to comfortably fit djembes with a 12” diameter head
Exceptional protection — Made to last with durable heavy-duty nylon, the standard djembe bag is an excellent choice for protecting your instrument — a layer of padding inside the nylon adds additional guard against bumps, scuffs and scratches
Adjustable shoulder straps — For hands-free travel, this bag is equipped with adjustable shoulder straps so you can wear it like a backpack — also included is a reinforced carrying handle
External pocket — on the outside of this bag is a pocket for accessories
Ideal for any level of musician — whether you are playing coffee house acoustic sets, recording in a studio, going to jam sessions, or hitting the road, the Meinl Standard Djembe Bag is an essential piece of gear for percussion players
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2022
Nylon Waterproof Djembe Drum Carry Case Gig Bag Only Suitable African Drum
Carry bag is designed for diameter drum.
Zippered top cover, keep the dust away from your drum.
Water-resistant material , gives the best protection to your drum.
Double shoulder straps design, easy and comfortable to carry your drum.
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2022
Protection Racket 14" x 26.5" Deluxe Djembe Bag
Pod style opening. They unzip all the way around the lid at the top and also down the length of the case for easy entry & exit of drum
Carry handle & padded ruck sack straps fitted as standard
7" x 10" x 2" outer pocket for accessories
The sizes shown above refer to the head size of the djembe, the internal dimensions take into account the circumference of the belly of the conga and all fixtures & fittings
In fact, a hand drum like a djembe can easily fulfill all the needs of a drummer, and more. The djembe is easy to learn, no matter the musical skill or ability of the person it sits before. Starting out with djembe drumming is as simple as beating out the rhythm to a favorite song.
What is the djembe drum used for? Musicians use the djembe as the instrument of dance at marriages, baptisms, funerals, circumcisions and excisions. They also play songs during the ploughing, sowing and harvest, during courtship rituals and even to settle disputes among the men of the village.
Drums play an important role in every aspect of African life, including the physical, emotional and spiritual. African hand drums are played to communicate, celebrate, mourn and inspire. They're played in times of peace and war, planting and harvesting, birth and death.
It is widely believed that the Djembe (pronounced JEM – Beh) has its origins with the "numu", a social class of professional blacksmiths from the Mandinka (Maninke) people of western Africa in around 1300 AD.