Photographer:Sahju | African  students in 2011 with Mohanam Sound Crew Photographer:Google | Beats of Djembe Photographer:Sahju | African student in 2011
17 Jun / 2016Program by:
Featured: musiciansLanguage: Music

Dance to Djembe drums

Djembe or Jembe is a rope tuned skin covered goblet drum played with bare hands, originally from West Africa. The Djembe can produce a wide variety of sounds. The drum is very loud, allowing it to be heard clearly as a solo instrument over a large percussion ensemble. Traditionally, the Djembe is played only by men, as are the Dunun that always accompany the Djembe.Other percussion instruments that are commonly played as part of an ensemble, such as the Shekere, Karignan , and Kese Kese, are usually played by women. Even today, it is rare to see women play Djembe or Dunun in West Africa, and African women express astonishment when they do see a female Djembe player. And now this Djembe is in Auroville at Africian pavilion where you can listen to the true drums sounds of Djembe by Africians.