This 16" Ivory Coast djembe is very oversize, too large for most adult men and women. This djembe is suited for taller drummers with larger hands, or who have a well-developed djembe technique level who are certain a 16" djembe is what they need/want to fit their playing style. Oversize drums such as this require more energy to play, as well as more tension to get an ideal sound. The sound quality is typically very warm, full, semi-wet, and very loud with great projection. Our highly-experienced carvers uses traditional methods to create a professional quality shell using solid Iroko wood, custom carved to our specific guidelines for dimension and thickness. The proportions are exact, the shell is of uniform thickness, the bowl is rounded inside and out, and the bearing edge is gently curved for optimal sound quality. This Ivory Coast djembe is backed up by our satisfaction guarantee .
- After import from Africa, each instrument is cleaned, inspected, tuned, and played individually to check sound and quality.
- This djembe is suited for taller drummers with larger hands, or who have a well-developed djembe technique level who are certain a 16" djembe is what they need/want to fit their playing style.
- 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 .