One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A kind of goblet-shaped hand drum originating in West Africa.
- ‘While most definitely blues, he pulls in musical elements of other traditions into his music; some of his pieces have a definite East Indian influence, while others use African instruments such as the mbira and djembe.’
- ‘Perched on an overstuffed cushion before the wood stove was a Buddha-shaped woman of fifty dressed in purple and playing a small hand drum called a djembe, which was tucked between her crossed legs.’
- ‘Acoustic drums (especially djembes, with the aforementioned bass tone) allow you to physically feel the frequencies generated, as opposed to just hearing them.’
- ‘The traditional percussion instruments in Diallo's ensemble include the djembe and a small, loud Senegalese drum called the mbalax.’
- ‘I then used it to record additional percussion, including tambourine, djembe, shaker and bass drum.’
French djembé, from Mande jembe.
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