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Wood mini-djembe drum, 'Revival' - Wood mini-djembe drum Curate

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Wood mini-djembe drum, "Revival"

The Sankofa Anoma symbol graces this beautiful mini-djembe by Ernestina Oppong... more

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The Sankofa Anoma symbol graces this beautiful mini-djembe by Ernestina Oppong Asante. An Adinkra symbol communicating popular wisdom, it directs Africans to the roots and strengths of their beginnings and past. The bird turns its head and neck an almost impossible 180 degrees, because no strain is too hard for gathering bygone experiences and learning from them. The symbol is drawn from a proverb meaning "Go back to fetch it," inferring learning from the past in order to build for the future; it translates as "positive reversion and revival."

Carved from tweneboa wood, this beautiful percussion instrument is finished with mansion polish. Glass beads and brass plates further embellish it. The goatskin drumhead 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. It has been introduced into neighboring countries and is indispensable in contemporary reggae.

  • 0.50 kgs
  • 1.1 lbs
  • 27 cm H x 16 cm Diam.
  • 10.75" H x 6.25" Diam.

  • Tweneboa wood, goatskin, cotton, brass and glass
  • 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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Ernestina supports and provides for her grandchildren's education.

Ernestina Oppong Asante has received 9 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1600 and the most recent for $800. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of wood and paints, as well as leather for the drums.

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27 Testimonials for Ernestina Oppong Asante

BflyBfreeBme

Garland, Texas

This chair is so beautiful. Love, Love, Love. I will shop again. Thank you so much

Terese

Received the beautiful ""Botanical Beat"" Djembe on time. Is is so beautiful in details - great Master Piece of art from you. In addition, it sounds so great. I took it to a drum circle and everyone wanted to touch it and to play with it. All in all, thank you, Ms Asante, for making this awesome Djembe. Tony. WI. USA. 5/2015
 
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