Project Description

A djembe is a rope-tuned skin-covered goblet-shaped drum which originates from West Africa and is played with bare hands.  The main purpose of the Djembe drum was to provide a means of communication between tribes. The sounds generated by this drum comprise of bass, tone, and a slap which combined create numerous variations of music.

Book Papa Sam Alafia from Sierra Leone for a Djembe workshop and learn some of the basics of the instrument.  Alternatively, we can also offer a master class with the international djembefola, Sidiki Dembele from the Cote d’Ivoire.