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Djembe
By
Mrs Schneider
Djembe is a skin covered drum.
It is believed
that the
djembe drum
was invented
in the twelfth
century by the
Mandinke
tribe, in Mali,
West Africa
According to the
Bamana people in Mali,
the name of the djembe
comes directly from the
saying "Anke djé, anke
bé" which tr...
Traditionally crafted djembe drums were carved from a single
section of a Lenge tree
Drum heads are made from goats skin
Goats raised in West Africa are thought to have tougher and
harder hides which give th...
Tuning
Djembe drums
are tuned by
evenly pulling the
vertical ropes
very tightly so
that a system of
metal rings
brings the...
As a result of the goblet shape, the density
of the wood, the internal carvings, and the
skin, there is a wide range of  t...
Tones
•The Bass
•The Tone
•The Slap
Gather together in peace
11
Want to run a djembe project?
• Contact Merton Music Foundation to find
out more about our In2Music programme
• We can ...
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Year 5 have 10 djembe drumming workshops led by Caroline from Merton Music Foundation as part of a wider opportunities programme. I made this presentation to support their learning

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Djembe

  1. 1. Djembe By Mrs Schneider
  2. 2. Djembe is a skin covered drum.
  3. 3. It is believed that the djembe drum was invented in the twelfth century by the Mandinke tribe, in Mali, West Africa
  4. 4. According to the Bamana people in Mali, the name of the djembe comes directly from the saying "Anke djé, anke bé" which translates to "everyone gather together in peace" and defines the drum's purpose.
  5. 5. Traditionally crafted djembe drums were carved from a single section of a Lenge tree
  6. 6. Drum heads are made from goats skin Goats raised in West Africa are thought to have tougher and harder hides which give the drum a special quality.
  7. 7. Tuning Djembe drums are tuned by evenly pulling the vertical ropes very tightly so that a system of metal rings brings the skin down over the drum shell.
  8. 8. As a result of the goblet shape, the density of the wood, the internal carvings, and the skin, there is a wide range of  tones that can be produced by the djembe. 
  9. 9. Tones •The Bass •The Tone •The Slap
  10. 10. Gather together in peace
  11. 11. 11 Want to run a djembe project? • Contact Merton Music Foundation to find out more about our In2Music programme • We can also arrange individual and small group world percussion tuition • Enjoy! 11

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