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Wood Djembe Drum from West Africa, "Giraffe Beat"

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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
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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James

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08/29/2019

"What a beautiful piece of art!"

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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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Lana

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06/19/2019

"Absolutely AMAZING!!!"

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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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Jeni

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09/28/2017

"Wonderful sound"

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

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

Oumarou

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11/20/2021

"Excellent"

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Extremely good quality highly pleased. thank you .came as advertised and nicely packaged.incredibly satisfied.

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Oumarou

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11/20/2021

"Excellent"

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Extremely good quality highly pleased. thank you .came as advertised and nicely packaged.incredibly satisfied.

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Barbara

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11/09/2021

"I love this mask"

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This mask is magnificent! Even better than the picture.

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Kindly River Goddess, Congo Zaire Wood Mask

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Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

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.

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