Landmarks and Protected Areas
The links below take you to different areas of West African heritage.
The History of The Djembe
The Djembe is a rope-tuned skin-covered goblet drum played with bare hands, originally from West Africa. According to the Bambara people in Mali, 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."
This is a video collection of "Classic Djembes" and "Drum Circle Djembes" being hand crafted in Ghana, Africa by the Africa Heartwood Project.
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