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Wood djembe drum, 'Sankofa Symbol' - Sankofa Symbol Authentic African Djembe Handcrafted Drum

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Sankofa Symbol Authentic African Djembe Handcrafted Drum, "Sankofa Symbol"

byRobert K. Ghartey
Beautiful and sonorous, this djembe drum features an engraved adinkra symbol on... more

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Beautiful and sonorous, this djembe drum features an engraved adinkra symbol on the base. The sankofa is understood as "go back to your roots," a message conveyed through the form of a bird with its head tilted backward. Robert K. Ghartey crafts the handsome drum. The goatskin head is affixed by iron rings wrapped in cotton, and a macramé cord can be slung over the shoulder.

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.

  • 7.74 kgs
  • 17.1 lbs
  • 67 cm H x 37 cm Diam.
  • 26.5" H x 14.5" Diam.

  • Tweneboa wood, goatskin, iron rings, cotton cords
  • Instrument Rating: Advanced/Professional quality, intended for discerning musicians
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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