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Wood Djembe Drum from West Africa, "Giraffe Beat"

The musical traditions of West Africa inspire Salihu Ibrahim in the colorful... more

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The musical traditions of West Africa inspire Salihu Ibrahim in the colorful design of this djembe drum. Its name comes from the Malian language meaning "come together." This is one of the few types of drums played throughout the different West African communities, who tend to restrict the use of musical instruments to their own group. Ibrahim carves the djembe's goblet shape from tweneboa wood and details it with an giraffe walking in the savannah. It features a goatskin drumhead that is played with the hands.

  • 5.14 kgs
  • 11.3 lbs
  • 57 cm H x 32 cm W x 32 cm D
  • 22.5" H x 12.5" W x 12.5" D

  • Tweneboa wood, goatskin and nylon cords
  • Instrument Rating: Beginner quality, intended for casual use
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africa
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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Salihu Ibrahim has received 9 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1250 and the most recent for $5000. Proceeds were used to expand his workshop by hiring additional carvers.

This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.

Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.

This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.

This artist supports children under the age of 18.

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09/28/2017

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"Wonderful sound"

I bought this as a gift for my husband. The details are lovely and the sound is amazing.

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  • This was a gift for: Husband
  • Occasion: birthday

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06/19/2019

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"Absolutely AMAZING!!!"

This is art by every definition. I wasnt 100% sure what to expect (when ordering online) but was hoping for the best. My jaw dropped when I opened this. First, it is quite heavy and even bigger than I expected. It is absolutely magnificent. Everything about it is perfection. The carving and obvious hand crafted nature of the drum is a sight to behold. It is stunning and I feel lucky to own such a piece. But the SOUND!!!! Often that is overlooked in favor of appearance but this is about the best sound djembe drum Ive ever heard. I love it, love it, love it!!!!! And after seeing other drums, and having purchased hand made djembe drums in Mexico I can say that this PRICE is incredible for what you are getting. Incredible. If you are on the fence, do it. You will be sooooo happy when this arrives, I promise.

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08/29/2019

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"What a beautiful piece of art!"

My drum is absolutely beautiful to look at and has a great sound as well. Thank you for making this wonderful piece available!

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31 Testimonials for Salihu Ibrahim

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I gasped when I opened the box to find this River Goddess Mask. It is even more beautiful than in the picture! The craftsmanship is very fine, and the overall effect is stunning. Gorgeous work!!
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This mask was exactly what I was expecting in quality and beauty. Great craftsmanship.
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Jane Jarboe

This intriguing and beautiful mask is a proud addition to our home.
 
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