Djembe Drums Percussion Instruments

About the drumming, culture and other musical traditions of the Mande peoples of West Africa, with articles, rhythms, CD liner notes, references, reviews, and links to other sites.

    Top: Arts: Music: Instruments: Percussion: Drums: Djembe

See Also:
Editor's Picks:

Mamady Keita* - Official site of master drummer Mamady Keita. Biography, discography, filmography, and a calendar of events and workshops.
The WAP Pages* - West-African Percussion rhythms from Guinea and surrounding countries: notation and soundfiles of about 100 rhythms.

  • Djembe and Mande Music - About the drumming, culture and other musical traditions of the Mande peoples of West Africa, with articles, rhythms, CD liner notes, references, reviews, and links to other sites.
  • Rhythms For Djembe And Friends - Some traditional, some new rhythms, notated in several formats (i.a. drums ASCII, GIF, PNG, PDF, and PS) including sound samples in drums MIDI, MP3, and OGG and links to other sites.
  • Tubab Muso Westafrican Percussion - Instructions, teaching material, rhythms, sound samples, and links drums to software percussion (requires Javascript).
  • Mali crossover - Instructions of how to do a modified Mali percussion weave using djembe a 4 vertical cross-over pattern for percussion tuning (with illustrations).
  • Rhythmweb Djembe Page - This page on the rhythmweb devoted to the djembe contains djembe a nice selection of information and links to start surfing djembe the web.
  • Tam Tam Mandingue USA - School of Djembe - Non-profit organization founded by Mamady Keita offering classes, workshops, and performances, and instructional material for purchase.
  • Beenhakkers Percussion - Percussion workshops for team building, community building, conferences, djembe celebrations, companies and (big) groups; in Central and djembe Northern Europe.
  • Liewil's Djembe Pages - History of the djembe and the traditional rhythms, djembe CD reviews, percussion book reviews, maintenance tips and photos djembe taken at concerts.
  • Hawkdancing African Djembe Drums - Online shop selling African Djembe drums, accessoiries, and supplies. Offers extensive instructions for repairing and (re)heading a Djembe.
  • Cultural Context for Djembe Rhythms - List of rhythms with their background (country, ethnic group, occasion for playing)
  • Southall, Chris - UK Shamanic Drummer and Djembe Maker. Provides information djembe about tuning and reskinning a djembe, workshops, some djembe sound samples, and items for sale.
  • The J&V Percussion Site - Selling the percussion generator, light version is freeware. drums Percussion catalogue percussion with rhythm notations.
  • African Drum Rhythms Educational Tools - Online rhythm exchange "S.H.A.R.E."; Notation playback freeware and drums djembe font to download; Information about instructional books drums and CDs by Lennart Hallstrom.
  • Mailing List Djembe-L @Yahoo - Mailing list dedicated to ongoing development and maintenance of a percussion knowledge base regarding the drum and dance musical culture of percussion West Africa.
  • Djembe Boom Boom - Notations of rhythms with some audio samples; Illustrated photo-guide to drums reskin a djembe.
  • Bongocentral - Ethnic Percussion and Gifts - Selling instruments and skins; Elaborate guide to re-skinning djembe hand drums.
  • Gamton Records / Publishing - Djembe and other world music. With juke-box to drums listen to samples.
  • Percussion Inibara - Instructions on playing djembe and dununs, re-skinning drums, drums and i.a. hearing damage, tinnitus and earplugs. Information drums about the Dutch band Inibara. Partly multilingual.
  • Dunun - Freelance webdesigner\\'s showcase, with photos and video snippets (requires Flash percussion player or plugin).
  • Online Resource Guide - An open, and interactive links guide to the drums on-line djembe percussion community.
  • Djembe-L FAQ - West African Percussion Resource for Djembe - A compendium of the Djembe, including Frequently Asked drums Questions about djembe the djembe, from re-skining to playing, drums chanting and dancing.
  • Djembe Secrets - Video lessons for djembe by Tim Irrgang offered as DVDs drums and workbook, and as on-line membership courses.
  • Rootsy Records - Djembe Record Label and Resource Site devoted to djembe traditional djembe djembe drumming. Educational material and field recordings djembe of master drummers. Sound djembe samples and video clips.
  • Skin to Skin - Drumming ensemble based in Dorset. Classes and workshops. drums Guide to percussion re-skinning a djembe.
  • A Guide to the Jembe - Eric Charry\\'s famous article on the history and evolution of drums the djembe in West Africa.
  • Djembefola - Ireland based community site and West African percussion percussion resource, providing djembe free video lessons. Requires free registration.
  • VoyeuRhythmic - African Percussion - Drum (djembe and other) and dance classes in Melbourne, Australia. drums Biography of the founder.
  • S.H.A.R.E. - Server Hosted African Rhythm Exchange - Nice attempt to bring together all djembe rhythm notation sources percussion on the web.
  • Djembemoves - German group focusing on traditional African drumming and dance courses. drums Their site features background information and original images. They also drums sell instruments from Guinea.
  • The Rhythm Reference Project - Audio and video recordings of 50 traditional West African rhythms for purchase, including breaks, djembe and dunun parts, and more.
  • Vuka Vuka - Website of the French band Vuka Vuka who djembe plays traditional drums Manding music. Lots of video material djembe on concerts and rehearsals.
  • Djembe Dunun Drumset - Maarten Schepers\\' website, about his instructional books, traditional djembe rhythms, and drums drumset adaptations, with sound samples and djembe pictorials. Also offering the drums Malinke Percussion Discography, and djembe djembe and dunun classes in South drums of France.
  • Yankadi - Site about Djembe and hand drumming with tips djembe and instructions djembe for buying, tuning, and playing.

   MySQL - Cache Direct