Origin & Culture
The djembe is undoubtedly one of the most powerful percussion instruments that exist. He was called "the healing drum".
For its origins we must go back to the 12th century, at the time of the great empire of Mali in West Africa, where the djembe used in ceremonies for healing rituals, communication, storytelling, funerals, social dances, ... The djembe's contemporary play a very significant role in the sacred celebrations and festivities in the Malinke and Sou Sou population of Guinea.
The djembe has an incredible sound stage: a body piercing bass to thunder rattling slap-tone and a huge dynamic range, from whisper soft to hard lion-roaring. The latter distinguishes him from other drums.