African Instruments(73 items)
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Proudly displayed in my livingroom
I have this precious African drum displayed on the wall on a stand for all to see. I have had many compliments and everyone has been impressed with the craftsmanship and quality of the drum. I am very pleased with the purchase and it was well worth the money that was spent for it.
For a smaller drum, this work of art has a deeper resonating sound. Dont be fooled by hits small stature! Tuned perfectly! :)
This is used at my NonProfit -African Djembe.org
We at the AfricanDjembe.org love and cherish this product used as one of the first to teach our children of African and Indigenous descent about the history of African Drums. Founder & CEO Safiyyah R. Muhammad african email@example.com
Ernestina Oppong Asante African drums and wood carvings
"Though carving has long been regarded as the preserve of men, I'm glad that I have been able not only to infiltrate but to also make an impact on the trade."
"Prior to working with you, I was selling along the roadside, but now I am in my own shop. One thing I love about you is that you advise artisans so we can grow. I've observed that the quality of my work has improved with your advice. I have also increased the number of... read more
Popular African Instruments
Authentic African Mini Djembe Drum Crafted by Hand, "African Aubergine"$79.99
Carved in low relief, creamy triangles embrace the purple base of a mini djembe drum. Christopher Nyasafo sculpts the drum from tweneboa wood. The goatskin head is affixed by iron rings wrapped in cotton, and black nylon cords tighten the drumhead. The djembe originated in Benin, where it is used in traditional ceremonies and voodoo rituals; today it appears in reggae groups the world over.
Fair Trade Wood Djembe Drum, "Think Together"
Daniel Asante carves an extraordinary djembe drum from tweneboa wood. He depicts solemn faces in high relief that gaze thoughtfully from the base. Illustrating a wise saying, its name Tikoro Nkoagyina is an Akan word meaning "two heads are better than one." The djembe originated in Benin, where it is used during voodoo rites, and has been introduced into neighboring countries. It is indispensable in contemporary reggae. The goatskin head is affixed by iron rings wrapped in cotton, and a macramé cord can be slung over the shoulder.
African Wood Djembe Drum, "Sword of Justice"
Colors burst with every inviting beat of this extraordinary djembe drum. First used in Benin for voodoo rituals, djembe drums now enliven celebrations around the world. Ernestina Oppong Asante combines a passion for carving with music, resulting in a traditional instrument with contemporary flair. The base is carved from tweneboa, a local hardwood of golden grain that highlights the engaging designs. Oppong applies shoe and mansion polish to enhance the wood's smooth, radiant appearance. Iron rod rings are attached to the mouth of the drum and wrapped with cotton to prevent rusting. Through these rings nylon ropes are double-woven, securely fastening the goatskin drumhead. Bright kente cloths adorn the upper part, while the base features brass inlay and majestic beaded swords.
Hand Carved Djembe Drum, "Colors of Africa"
The colors of Africa appear in bright beads and hand-loomed cloth, conferring an extraordinary beauty on this djembe drum. Ernestina Oppong Asante carves the piece from tweneboa wood, adding brass inlays. Highly regarded in Ghana, symbols adorn the base. The rotating form of means "I fear none except God." The means "go back to your roots," conveyed through a bird with its head tilted backward.
The djembe originated in Benin, where it is used during voodoo rites, and has been introduced into neighboring countries. It is indispensable in contemporary reggae. The goatskin head is affixed by iron rings wrapped in cotton, and a macramé cord can be slung over the shoulder.
Often I will come across evocative yet charming instruments from Africa. One instrument that truly grabs my... read more