Pro djembe - Mali djembe

Premium 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)...

Steaming the Premium djembe from Mali shell involves exposing it to saturated air at high temperatures for several years. The process increases the resistance of the djembe wood without adding chemicals. This change in property allows the shell to be hollowed out further and to reduce its thickness without affecting its robustness. This is an important point for those who prefer to play the djembe standing.

The Premium Mali djembe is also available in a wide variety of woods and can be mounted with any kind of skin. Its pre-stretched halyard rope withstands the extreme levels of tension required by the thickest goat and cow skins.

On the finishing side, the djembe shell is first carefully inspected to treat any micro-cracks. It is then sanded with extra fine sandpaper.

The traditional designs carved in relief on the base of the djembe are executed with finesse. The djembe shell is finally coated with a mixture of beeswax and terpine to protect the wood and enhance its natural appearance.

The skin skirt of some models brings an original aesthetic touch and also protects the upper part of the string.

The Premium Mali djembes that we offer come directly from a workshop in Bamako.