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Kente Cloth Royal Djembe, Key-Tuned

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Kente Cloth is notable in Africa because it is frequently worn by royalty. Each Kente Cloth design has a special meaning. The dark color in this drum's pattern stands for intensified spiritual energy.

Sizes Available :

10" Head X 18" Tall
Recommended size for Kids (ages 5-10), or as a great backpacking drum

12" head x 23" Tall
Recommended size for Adult players.
14" head x 26" Tall
Recommended size for Adult players looking for the biggest range of tone and booming bass.

The Key-Tuned Kente Cloth Royal Djembe is a fiberglass shell with a synthetic drumhead. Many percussionists seek synthetic drumheads for the distinct pitch it produces which is typically a higher tone than a traditional goatskin head. The bolt tuning system makes tuning a breeze and a tuning wrench is included with the drum.

New and improved drum head! Our new synthetic head is designed to produce the same tones and has a unique texture that is similar to a traditional goatskin. In addition, these heads offer incredible durability, stability of tuning and more possibilities with the high end hits on the rim.

The fiberglass shell features a multi-colored kente cloth design.. When comparing this model to Toca's Freestyle Drums, you can expect this to have a little more weight because the Fiberglass material is more dense than the PVC used for the Toca drums. The benefits of an extra couple of pounds means richer tones and a sense of better stability.

Great article: The differences between wood and synthetic djembe drums.

Need help choosing a size: Which size djembe is best for me?

Compare the differences between the Mechanically Tuned and Rope Tuned Fiberglass djembe models:

  • Durable seamless fiberglass shell
  • Newly designed bowl shape for optimal bass tones
  • Low Mass tuning system
  • Perfect for drum circles and kids of all ages
  • Synthetic head with mechanical tuning (includes tuning wrench)
Item ID:

"X8 Drums Hand Percussion: 1-Year Limited
X8 Drums & Percussion Djembes: 3 month limited on shell only


This warranty extends only to defects in materials or workmanship as limited above and does not extend to any product which has been lost or discarded, by accident or improper maintenance; or which has been altered; or which has been repaired or modified by a non-authorized person or company. This warranty does not apply to any owner other than the original purchaser; any defects caused by reasonable use, neglect, moisture and/or temperature extremes, handling, shipping or accidents; natural wood finishes or normal color changes of wood or shell covering material. Under this warranty repair or replacement of parts is the only remedy, and loss of use of the products, loss of time, inconvenience or consequential damages are not covered.

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  1. So Very Pleased

    Posted by Baltimore Homa Community on 15th Aug 2016

    The Baltimore Homa Community is beyond delighted with the 20 X8 Djembe drums we ordered. They were delivered quickly, packed and shipped beautifully secure. They look wonderful and sound really great. Plus they are lightweight and so easy to carry in the nylon waterproof drum bags we ordered for them. PS: The little shaker eggs will be a treat for little ones who don't get to play the drums. Thank you!

  2. a beautiful screaming drum

    Posted by Price on 13th Oct 2014

    Best non-wood djembe I've played. 12-inch head with booming bass tones, resonant opens and really sharp slaps. This thing weighs only 11 pounds, a great change from the 2-ton wood djembes that I can't play anymore. The synthetic head sounds great and never goes out of tune. Here's what's cool: I bought this same drum 5 years ago and gave it to a cousin. I just bought it AGAIN and the head is even better than before.

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