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Wood djembe drum, "La Paix"

byRalph Kwasi Agudze: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (8)
This djembe drum originates from Cote d'Ivoire, its rhythm and cultural... more

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This djembe drum originates from Cote d'Ivoire, its rhythm and cultural significance captured by master carver Ralph Agudze. The empowered resonance derived from the tweneboa wood body is believed to evoke peace in West African culture. Dried goatskin is affixed to the rim using iron rings wrapped in cotton cloth, while a finish of mansion polish enhances the wood's inherent allure.

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 body. Sitting up straight with hands resting on the drum's playing surface, wrists should become flat and this allows 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.

  • 3.67 kgs
  • 8.1 lbs
  • 66 cm H x 34 cm Diam.
  • 26" H x 13.5" Diam.

  • Tweneboa wood
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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8

From Pakistan

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05/13/2020

"Crafted Skillfully"

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i bought two chairs, although the production was of different years, still the craftsmanship was skillful some color variation though. but, overall the product was neatly crafted, packed and delivered local customs are a big headache though, costing quite a lot

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

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01/01/2020

"My wife loves her mask"

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The craftsmanship of the carver is exquisite and far exceeded my expectations. There is another mask in our future

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03/19/2019

"Woez(o) to Xorlali. Beautiful djembe drum."

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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.

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  • Djembe drumming

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Xorlali, Wood djembe drum

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06/20/2018

"Beautiful, but arrived damaged"

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The mask is wonderful, but it arrived with a chip on the face. I can repair it, but it is sad to see such a nice work arriving damaged.

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Mercy and Love, African Mask Hand Carved from Wood in Ghana

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03/17/2018

"awesome wall art"

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great artwork. Talented artist

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03/17/2018

"Awesome wall art"

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Great artist and mask. Love it

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Ralph financially supports two of his children who are attending the university.

Ralph Kwasi Agudze has received 6 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $100 and the most recent for $300.

 
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