Brown Drums(38 items)
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As professional as it gets
This drum is everything to me and I have been drumming for about 20 years now. This djembe is untuned out of the box so you need to learn how to tune it. Once you do it will open a world of possibilities. I can go to open mics and jam with performers with this djembe and produce amazing results. It happens time and time again. I cannot stress enough how happy I am with this drum. Thank you so much!
Woez(o) to Xorlali. Beautiful djembe drum.
I purchased this hand-carved djembe drum which is both a work of art and an amazing musical instrument. My daughter lived in Ghana in a village called Xavi for two years. When we visited we were part of a celebration that included drumming and dancing. I am thrilled to have a drum of my own to bring to a local drum circle. The artist said that in making the drum he thought only of making people smile. He has succeeded. I am smiling and hope to share the joy. Thank you.
Love my new drum!
Just received my new djembe drum Wise Man. It is beautiful and has a wonderful voice. This is the second drum I have purchased from Oppong and I would recommend her work to anyone how asks. It will be cherished for many long years to come!
Ernestina Oppong Asante African drums and wood carvings
"Though carving has long been regarded as the preserve of men, I'm glad that I have been able not only to infiltrate but to also make an impact on the trade."
"Prior to working with you, I was selling along the roadside, but now I am in my own shop. One thing I love about you is that you advise artisans so we can grow. I've observed that the quality of my work has improved with your advice. I have also increased the number of... read more
Popular Brown Drums
Fair Trade Wood Djembe Drum, "Think Together"$209.99
Daniel Asante carves an extraordinary djembe drum from tweneboa wood. He depicts solemn faces in high relief that gaze thoughtfully from the base. Illustrating a wise saying, its name Tikoro Nkoagyina is an Akan word meaning "two heads are better than one." The djembe originated in Benin, where it is used during voodoo rites, and has been introduced into neighboring countries. It is indispensable in contemporary reggae. The goatskin head is affixed by iron rings wrapped in cotton, and a macramé cord can be slung over the shoulder.
Turtle-Themed Mahogany Mini Djembe Drum from Bali, "Turtle Beat"
The perfect home accessory for simple decor or for playing entrancing beats, this mini djembe drum is handcrafted of mahogany by Balinese artisans. Trisna Dewi presents the drum, featuring the relief image of sea turtles that encircles the bottom. A leather head completes the drum, accentuated with colorful nylon cord.
Hand Carved Tweneboa Wood Bongo Drum from Ghana, "Rhythmic Beat"$149.99
Enjoy the thrill of an African beat with this exotic bongo drum by Ghanaian artisan Mary Charity Owusu. Hand-carved out of tweneboa wood, the drum has a goatskin head and is professionally tuned. Unique markings and red and black cotton cord adorn the drum, which features a convenient carrying strap.
Wood djembe drum, "Good Energy"$439.99
Religious energy flourishes with subtle elegance on this djembe drum by Ernestina Oppong. a symbol meaning "I am afraid of none but God," rotates like a sleek scythe, while the design suggests that good things come from above. Djembes originated in the country of Benin, but the instrument has since been incorporated into the music of neighboring lands.
Oppong combines a passion for carving with music, resulting in traditional instruments with contemporary flair. Tweneboa, a kind of hardwood, provides the body for the drum; its golden tone highlighting the engaging designs. Oppong applies shoe and mansion polish to enhance the wood's smooth, radiant appearance. Iron rod rings are attached to the mouth of the drum and wrapped with cotton to prevent rusting. Through these rings nylon ropes are double-woven, securely fastening the goatskin to the wood.
To play, sit on the edge of a chair with ankles crossed, the top of the drum fitting neatly between the knees as the base of the drum rests behind the heels. This way the drum is angled away from the player. Sitting up straight with hands resting on the drum's playing surface, the wrists should become flat and this is the position to create the standard djembe sounds. Djembes produce three basic sounds: bass, tone, and slap.
BASS: With the hand flat and fingers together, place the hand at the dimension of two fists above the center of the playing surface. Allow the hand to strike and bounce back to the original position above the center.
TONE: This is the high-pitched sound produced by striking the top surface nearest the edge with firmly placed fingers.
SLAP: Strike the playing surface's edge first with the heel of the hand, and then allow the fingers to naturally bounce down towards the drum's center.