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Above are examples of African drums. These particular drums are called the Djembe and are played with bare hands for maximum effects. Djembe is translated into "everyone gather in peace.

Djembe Drums http://worldhanddrums.com We had so much fun playing these in South Africa and Zimbabwe!

Drum makers would carve and sometimes paint images on the sides to show proverbs, riddles, folk tales, boasts and insults

Djembe drummer from Goree island, Senegal. Photo by Ariadne Van Zandbergen

Djembe drummer from Goree island, Senegal. find a hand drum group near you. nice folks will get you started.

djembe by evgenia makhovikova, via 500px

Intricately carved wood djembe being played in a natural grassy setting.

Art Smarts 4 Kids: Create Your Own African Djembe Drum

Like the African artisans you learned about yesterday, you can create your own Djembe (Jem-Bay) drum .

Art Smarts 4 Kids: Create Your Own African Djembe Drum - says for 3rd grade and up but could it be done with younger kids??

Grade Favorite Music Websites (Instruments)- Art Smarts 4 Kids: Create Your Own African Djembe Drum - says for grade and up but could it be done with younger kids?

Djembe : African Drum

the name of the djembe comes from the saying "Anke djé, anke bé" which translates to "everyone gather together in peace" and defines the drum's purpose. In the Bambara language, "djé" is the verb for "gather" and "bé" translates as "peace.

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