Motherland Quality DjembesIf you are only going to have one drum.. its gotta be djembe!
Motherland offers a unique selection of this amazing sounding musical instrument from West Africa. All djembes are handcrafted with best intention for making an authentic, professional, and aesthetically pleasing “quality drum”.
The djembes listings below reflect either a category of a specific size drum (djembes from…), or are a single drum listing (djembe #…)
Category listings allow for purchasing multiple drums of a similar size and quality. The featured image for this type of djembe shows an approximate representation, slight differences in their appearance may occur in what you receive, including; carving design, rope color, and exact measurements. One constant stays the same; the sound, sturdiness, and playability are always 100% Motherland Quality.
The single djembe listings show exact images of the drum for sale, what you see is what you get. All drums are listed with informative specifications which allow you to shop with the best understanding of the drum’s qualities.
The djembe is a traditional musical instrument from a wide region in West Africa. The area encompasses the countries of Mali, Guinea, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal, Sierra Leon, Liberia, Burkina Faso, and can be found in other fringe countries especially Ghana during the last decade or two because of its popularity and demand as an instrument of choice for so many different applications. Each country has developed a particular style of djembe and it’s usually easy to identify one from Mali, Guinea, or another country. Like everything else, styles are always changing, some more quickly depending on the demand, but the woods stay the same, and for a traditional djembe sound it’s usually the heavier woods that are used. These woods tend to be more resonate and bring out clearer and more defined tones and slaps. The wood djembe shell is sculpted with hand tools from a single tree trunk using tradition African drum woods that produce the best sound. The natural animal hides used for drum heads include goat, bovine, and deer and are the most common types.We believe there is no one correct djembe sound, like peoples voices every one is unique and in the spirit of the music it is the conversation, the message that is sounded that informs, entertains, and heals. Our goal is to connect people with a nice sounding, comfortable drum to play to allow for the best manifestation of these positive life aspects.
If you are looking for a drum to buy, remember you get what you pay for. We are importers as well as drum makers and drum mechanics and we specialize in custom djembe work at our Inglewood, CA workshop. We understand the materials and techniques needed for making quality djembes and provide a variety of options that will help people connect with the perfect drum, one that maximizes the enjoyment of their playing experience. We promise to give our customers the best value for their buck but always recommend that you buy the best instrument you can afford, price does effect sound as well as the other qualities including playability (is it comfortable to play?) and the long term workability (are all the parts and assembly sturdy and set up for low maintence playing?). We will try to give you many options that are available in the djembe market today, but also keep the choices simple, and help you make an informed decision on what drum works best for your needs. Thanks for letting us show you Motherland djembes, we look forward providing a great drum and excellent service.