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Djembé Art drums

25 years of Djembe experience have taught me, that the performance of a Djembe does not only depend on the quality of its components, but especially on the precision of the craftsmanship. A violin maker hardly needs to point out this influence on his instruments. We from Djembé Art see our work as a contribution to a better quality understanding about African drums.

Djembé Art quality demand

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We specialise in making and marketing professional Djembe drums and are counted amongst suppliers of the top quality worldwide. Our drums are unique special examples with excellent tonal qualities. No mass production.

Our general quality requirements

with important advice on what should be considered when buying a Djembe.

Professional Djembé Art drum shells

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View of the interior of a 5 Star Supreme Class Djembe shell made by Gavin Grosvenor from African Lenké Wood.


All our drums are without exception hand carved from one single tree trunk. They are made from the most sought after resonant African timbers such as Lenké Wood (Afzelia africana Leguminosae), Mahogany (Khaya senegalensis Meliaceae), African Rosewood (Dalbergia spp., Pterocarpus erinaceus, Fabaceae), Buschmango Wood (Cordyla pinnata Fabaceae), Iroko Wood (Chlorophora excelsa Moraceae) and other woods. Every tonewood has its own characteristics and speciallity.
In general we have the the following quality requirements:

Djembé Art professional drumheads


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Drumhead of the 5 Star Supreme Class Quality Djembe made by Gavin Grosvenor.

For most of our Djembes we favour specially selected West African goat skins from Mali because they are extremely robust and long lasting with fine tonal qualities

Precise tuning


Through our devotion to the Djembe for over two decades we have gained conciderable experience. We provide the best tuning for each individual drum enabling the characteristic sound to develop.

Retightening & retuning


We retune your purchased drum free of charge even after years. For this purpose, please arrange an appointment with us. We ask for your understanding that these free service does not apply to dealers or customers who hav purchased great quantities of drums such as schools. In these cases, we need to calculate the tuning with 10 € per drum.

Djembé Art tautening cordage


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Supreme rope on a 5 Star Supreme Class Djembe made by Gavin Grosvenor.

We value the importance of quality cordage, with minimal stretch, which does not break and can be easily tautened to facilitate fine tuning.

 

 

 

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Djembé Art Forest Awareness

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Our Label 'Forest Awareness' shows Djembe drums from Mali and Guinea which come from a more environmentally conscious manufacturing.

Our Djembé Art value categories


We have divided our professional drums into six separate value categories from 0 to 5 stars. This means the more stars, the finer the quality of tone and sound. The highest category is given five stars. In the evaluation we take into account:

Our 5 Star Supreme Class Quality


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All Djembe drums in our 5-Star Supreme Class are personally handcrafted by Gavin Grosvenor. All Djembe shells are carefully selected first class resonant African timbers of highest quality. We meticulously shape the Djembe shells with highest precission. The drumheads are precisely rounded to the millimeter. The outside is highly polished in order to enhance the individual grainstructure and colouring of the wood. We only use supreme quality drum skins that are guaranteed to produce the finest tone. The tautening cords are mainly supreme and dynema. We use specially selected decorative cloth around the tautening rings and lay great care on the harmony of proportions and colors of all materials. Each detail added creates a very special individual masterpice Djembe. Every Supreme Djembe is signed by Gavin Grosvenor, has its individual number, the date of its completion, and our name Djembé Art engraved inside the base of the body. In the past 15 years our Supreme Djembes have become collectors items that are internationally highly valued. Our Supreme Djembe work of the past 15 years can be viewed in our Galerie

Every Supreme Djembe customer receives an individual quality certificate with a detailed description, its number and date of completion. 

The following link shows all currantly available drums of our 5 Star Supreme Class

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View of the interior of a
5 Star Supreme Djembe
made from African Rosewood
with Gavin Grosvenors signature.

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Date of completion and
Djembé Art brandname inside a
5 Star Supreme Djembe
from African Mahogany.

 

 

View into the interior of a
5 Star Supreme Djembe
made from African Lenké Wood
100 % hand shaped.

Our 4 Star Superior Class Quality


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For this category we import only the top Djembe quality, made by the best Djembe makers from Mali and Guinea. Each drum is very carefully selected. Please compare the photos below. The following link shows all currantly available Drums of our 4 Star Superior Class

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Beautiful cauri shell
inlay decoration on a
4 Star Superior Class
Djembe from Mali.

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golden brandname on a
4 Star Superior Class
Djembe from Mali.

 

 

View into the interior of a
4 Star Superior Class
Djembe made from
African Lenké Wood
100 % hand shaped.

Our 3 Star Master Class Quality


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In this category we import a well made Djembe quality from Mali and the Guinea. Each drum is carefully selected. The Masterclass is more smoothly finished than the Middle Class. Please compare the photos below. For this Masterclass we uses better timbers, such as Lenké and Mahogany. The following link shows all currantly available Drums of our 3 Star Master Class

 

Djembé Art silver brandname
on a 3 Star Master Class
Djembe made from
Lenké Wood from Mali.

 

Djembé Art silver brandname
on a 3 Star Master Class
Djembe made from
Mahogany Wood from Guinea.

 

 

View of the interior of a
3 Star Master Class Djembe
made from Lenké Wood from Mali.

Our 2 Star Middle Class Quality


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In this category we import a well made Djembe quality from the Ivory Coast and Guinea. Each drum is carefully selected. The Middle Class is more smoothly finished than the Concert Class. Please compare the photos below. For this Middle Class we uses Iroko Wood. The following link shows all currantly available Drums of our 2 Star Middle Class

 

Djembé Art bronze brandname
on 2 Star Middle Class Djembe
made from Iroko Wood
from the Ivory Coast.

 

Djembé Art bronze brandname
on a 2 Star Middle Class Djembe
made from polished Iroko Wood
from the Ivory Coast.

 

 

View of the interior of a
2 Star Middle Class Djembe
made from Iroko Wood
from the Ivory Coast.

Our 1 Star Standard Class Quality


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In this category we import a very reasonably priced standard Djembe quality from Mali and the Ivory Coast. Please compare the photos below. The following link shows all currantly available Drums of our 1 Star Standard Class

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Djembé Art brandname on a
1 Star Standard Class
Djembe made from Melina Wood
from Mali.

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Djembé Art brandname on a
1 Star Standard Class
Djembe made from Iroko Wood
from the Ivory Coast.

 

 

View of the interior of a
1 Star Standard Class
Djembe made from Melina Wood
from Mali.

Our Basic Class Quality


In this category we import a very fair priced Djembe quality from Senegal and smaller simple low priced childrens Djembes from Mali. These drums are more roughly carved and finished. Please compare the photos below. The following link shows all currantly available Drums of our Basic Class

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Djembé Art
Basic Class Djembe
from Mali.

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Djembé Art brandname on a
Basic Class Djembe
made from Bushmango Wood
from the Senegal.

 

 

View of the interior of a
Basic Class Djembe
made from Bushmango Wood
from the Senegal.