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