Djembes

A djembe is a rope-tuned skin-covered goblet drum played with bare hands, originating in West Africa. The djembe has a hardwood shell and a rawhide drumhead, most commonly made from goatskin. The djembe can produce a wide variety of sounds, making it a most versatile drum. The drum is very loud, allowing it to be heard clearly as a solo instrument over a large percussion ensemble.