Toca Street Series Djembe - Black Onyx, Large

Toca Street Series Djembe Black Onyx Large

Retail $149.00

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Djembe Black Onyx, Large
Hand carved from one piece of environmentally-friendly, plantation grown Mahogany wood. Kiln dried shell with 20 coats of teak oil to protect and preserve the wood. Hand selected goatskin heads, with authentic rope tuning. Large, 12″ head and 24″ tall.

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History

The African Djembe Drum, pronounced jembe, comes from the Mali Empire of West Africa. The Mali Empire or Manding Empire or Manden Kurufa was a medieval West African civilization of the Mandinka from c. 1247 to c. 1600.

The Djembe Drum was originally used for ceremonial purposes.  With Ksink Ksinks, tin shield shaped rattles, attached to the drum, the Djembe was used to motivate warriors heading into battle.  Now the drum is often used to unite communities and for entertainment.

 

Today the Djembe is West Africa’s most popular drum and fastly becoming the most popular hand drum world wide.

The Djembe is gaining popularity in Drum Circles and as an accompanying instrument in modern music because of its versatility and powerful sound.  The Djembe is capable of producing thunderous low tones as well as crackling crisp high tones.