Classic Heartwood Djembe Drum - 9"x 18"

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MSRP: $120.00
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Now: $99.95
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Africa Heartwood Project
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Product Overview

Africa Heartwood Project djembes are hand-carved experienced drum makers in West Africa. The Classical djembes are specially crafted with sound quality and playability in mind, with additional attention give to aesthetics. The 9 "X18" is a small size version of the real thing, capable of producing a full range of djembe sounds with surprisingly great volume and depth. Size is suitable for most 5-8 year old children, but is also great for backpacking and as a substitute for a bongo. Check out the sound clips to hear these drums tuned regular (high pitch) and low - you'll be amazed! All Classical Heartwood djembes are backed up by our satisfaction guarantee, and feature our 10 Point Quality Assurance. Purchase with confidence, knowing each djembe is always individually inspected and tested before shipping. Decorative carvings in the base typically consist of tasteful geometric patterns, similar to those shown in the photos above. 

  • After import from Africa, each instrument is cleaned, inspected, tuned, and played individually to check sound and quality.
  • Excellent sound quality from solid handcarved wood shell and natural West African goat skin.
  • Warm, full bass sound, strong open tones, and clean, crisp, high slaps - right out of the box.
  • Hand crafted in Africa by village cultural artisans supported by the non-profit Africa Heartwood Project 

Product Specifications

Striker Included:
Country of Origin:
Wood Type:
Mansonia (Hard Tweneboa)
Skill Level:
Tuning System:
Floating Frame
9" x 18"

Audio Sample


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  • 4
    Classic Heartwood Djembe Drum - 9”X 18”

    Posted by John Conley on Nov 2nd 2023

    I Like the feel of an authentic style djembe. This drum is very light weight. Good starter drum for my great grandchildren. Would want bigger and heavier for older and teens. The quality is there as it is a well built drum. I also like that the purchase supports the Africa Heartwood Project and the people who build these drums.

  • 5
    Beautiful Instrument

    Posted by Hannah on Jul 14th 2023

    The djembe sounds beautiful and is wonderfully crafted

  • 5

    Posted by Larry on Nov 27th 2021

    We were looking for a smaller drum which would complement a full size (13x24) that we purchased earlier. This drum works nicely for that effect with a surprisingly loud voice and nice tones. the drum is fine quality at a fair price, which is what we expect from Djembe Direct

  • 5
    Beautiful Drum for a Beginner

    Posted by Mitesh Master on Oct 5th 2021

    Our son has begun drumming and he has really taken to it. this was the perfect instrument to help him on his journey.