There are so many Wula Drums to choose from, it can be hard to pick. Michael Markus, the president of Wula Drum, explains how to choose a djembe.
Djembes have gained worldwide popularity and are made in many different locations around the world. All Wula Drums are made by hand in Guinea, West Africa – where the djembe is originally from – using the same hardwoods that have been used for generations.
Don't choose exclusively by the pitch of the djembe, because the djembe can always be tuned.
Choose a weight that works for you - are you walking around a lot with the djembe, or just using it at home?
Consider the height of the djembe and the diameter - when you sit down with the drum, will it feel comfortable to play?
Make sure to get a djembe that is made from a single piece of wood, with high quality rope, rings, and skin to get a long life out of the drum.