Authentic Handcrafted African Djembe Drum with Kente Cloth, "Joyous Beat"
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The colors of Africa appear in bright beads and hand-loomed kente cloth, conferring an extraordinary beauty to this djembe. Samuel Okyere carves the base from tweneboa wood. He names the design Anigye, "Happiness" in the Akan language.
The djembe originated in Benin, where it is used during voodoo rites, and has been introduced into neighboring countries and 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.
- 3.56 kgs
- 7.8 lbs
- 46 cm H x 26 cm W x 26 cm D
- 18" H x 10.25" W x 10.25" D
- Tweneboa wood, goatskin, cotton kente cloth, nylon cords, iron rings
- Instrument Rating: Advanced/Professional quality, intended for discerning musicians
- Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
- Free Gift Wrap? Yes
- Premium Gift Wrap? No
- Made in Ghana.
- Certified and shipped by our office in West Africa
Samuel, a true veteran of his craft, started carving in 1966. He is always sharing his talents by teaching his traditional techniques to anyone, including the younger generation and even tourists.
Samuel pays currently for the education of four children. Two are his children and two are not from his own family. Samuel is a gracious person with a big heart, which can be seen through his desire to help and enabling education for those outside of his family.
Samuel Okyere has received 6 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $300 and the most recent for $400. Proceeds were used to buy raw materials for his masks and hire assistants.
Samuel supports four children. Two of them are not related to him, but he would still like to help and support them.