A traditional African drum, the djembe's origins can be traced to the West-African Mandingo people and the Mali Empire of the 13th and 14th century. It was originally a goblet-shaped hand drum with an animal skin tightly stretched over it to produce a high "slap tone" or a low "bass tone." Today, this extremely versatile hand drum has made its way into nearly every avenue of modern music including rock, pop, jazz, folk and hip hop.
Traditional Instrument, Modern Materials
Remo's djembes are made up of a Type 2 FiberSkyn 3 drumhead and Acousticon shell for crisp, high slap-tones and resonant bass tones. There are 4 lugs on the 10 in. model, 6 lugs on the 12 in. and 8 lugs are used on the 14 in. + models, all in a Earth-pattern FabriFinish covering.
Easy to Play, Easy to Tune
The key-tuned Djembe is the most popular of Remo's World Percussion instruments and is as widely used by touring professionals as they are in drum circles. Remo's key-tuned djembes have had great success as the most user-friendly djembe in the world. With features like portability, tunability, durability, and playability it's no wonder why it is the choice for thousands and thousands of professional and recreational drummers for years.
Developed with the assistance of world-renowned djembe players, Remo's key-tuned djembes feature superb sound quality and lightweight design, and can easily be tuned in any kind of weather with a standard drum key.