The Djembe Page
Ah, beloved Djembe, the drum that is taking
the world by storm. Start here to surf Djembe on the WWWeb...
exercises! Strengthen your technique.
Rhythmweb Review: Djembe
Dunun Drumset by Maarten Schepers
This book is not only good for drumset players, but for all those
interested in djembe and djun djun
Soli for Djembe, DjunDjun, drumset
-as a companion piece to the review of Maartin's book,
we present basic parts to SOLI, along with a possible
For a good scholarly article on the Djembe and
it's history, check out
Guide to the Jembe
Mathieu Charrois has an instructional product
dealing with djembe soloing, here
Tam Tam Mandingue
USA (TTM USA) is a school of West African drumming dedicated
to preserving and teaching the music, culture, and traditions
of the Mandingue people from the country of Guinea in West Africa.
Master Drummer from Mali
Toure - The guinean legend
To learn how to pull your rope to tune your djembe,
The sounds? Gun, Go, Pa. - Djembe patterns
are mostly made up of three tones, although many more are possible
and are used by advanced players. Different phonetic systems are
used to speak the tones, but the most popular one over here in
the States is Gun, Go, Pa, the one Baba O. uses, and variations.
PA(the slap), GO(the
tone), GUN(goon)the bass
massive site, lots of info.
- U.K. based mail order African drum sales, workshops, performance
- a nice German site, in German, Spanish, and English. Nice work,
Head over to our friend Paulo Mattioli's site, Rhythm
Journey, for solid djembe learning tools.
Boom Boom - (Belgium, we think) Good pictures here on re-skinning
Djembe Pages background info and CD reviews
Heads and drum building supplies are here, at Rhythm
drummer Maaarten Schepers [at right] has written a fascinating book
applying djembe rhythms and techniques to the drum set. Read
Guide to the Jembe - very well done by Eric Charry