How to Choose a Djembe

Posted on December 02, 2017 by Wula Drum

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.

Some tips:

  • 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.
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