Pro djembe - Guinea djembe
The Premium djembe is designed for percussionists looking for a top-quality traditional djembe drum with an advanced level of finish. It is available in a wide range of hardwoods that have been kiln-dried for several years to increase the strength of the shell and prevent warping when mounting. Thanks to its sturdiness and high-quality rope, it can be mounted with any type of goat skin or other thick natural skin for djembe: thin bovine skin, thin equine skin (donkey, horse, mule), cervid skin (deer, elk)...
The Premium djembe from Guinea competes with its Malian cousin. Available in a wide range of woods, this high quality djembe offers great versatility, robustness and a high level of finish.
The Premium djembe from Guinea is made from heavy or semi-heavy woods: mahogany (djalla), dimba (dugura), rosewood (gueni), kolo (fan palm), lingue... These woods, coming from the forest areas of Fouta-Djalon, are lighter than the same woods from the sub-Saharan savannas because the trees grow faster in the heart of tropical forests. This particularity makes it possible to produce thicker Guinean djembe shells while retaining a weight similar to that of Mali djembe shells.
With its high quality pre-stretched halyard rope, the Premium djembe from Guinea can therefore be traditionally mounted with any type of goat skin or other thick skin for djembe: cattle skin (calf, cow), equine skin (donkey, horse, mule), cervid skin (deer, elk)...
The sanding is finished by rubbing wood against wood to dam up the fibres and obtain a smooth and shiny shell. Its relief decorations are the work of Guinean sculptors, renowned for their excellence.
The "hat" mounting completes the appearance of the instrument with a skirt, and is the signature of an association of original techniques that makes this kind of djembe unique in West Africa.
The Premium djembe from Guinea comes directly from the best specialised workshops in Conakry (Guinea).