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X8 Red Black Backpacker Djembe

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MSRP: $171.00
Now: $69.99
Was: $71.25
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This drum is also available through our preferred partners, Guitar Center & Musician's Friend.

The Red and Black Djembe features a two tone contrast of red and black stripes offering a bit of attitude. Master carvers have paid special attention to the detailing of this drum to provide a unique rough texture. Authentic goatskin heads are secured with low-stretch Alpine Nylon HTB 5mm rope runners. We recommend this drum for beginner to intermediate players.

We take great pride that our djembe drums are environmentally friendly. Each drum is made from legally harvested/Government inspected and certified Mahogany. The fact that we import these drums directly means that you get 'factory direct' prices and the finest selection of handcrafted djembe drums.


Please note that each drum is hand-carved, by master carvers, and sizes will tend to slightly fluctuate. No two drums are exactly alike which makes each one a unique work of art.

15-16" x 8-9" Head (Backpacker), 16 sets of rope runners 

Not sure about the size? Watch this video:

Which Size Djembe is Right for Me?

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How to Tune a Djembe

All X8 Djembes come with a FREE Djembe DVD! Learn to Tune and play your new drum with two complimentary lessons by X8 Drums. Full details


  • Get a Free 'How to Play Djembe' Djembe Lesson Download with Purchase
  • Legally Harvested, Environmentally Sustainable Mahogany wood
  • One-piece Mahogany solid shell construction
  • Government Certification Process
  • Lathe turned for uniform thickness
  • Low Stretch Alpine Nylon HTB 5 mm Rope
  • Lateral groove/rough surfaced carvings on interior bowl to reduce overtones
  • Shells are kiln dried with up to 20 coats of teak oil to protect and preserve the wood.
  • Premium selected goatskin drumheads
  • Temperature controlled storage environment

UPC: 852715003698

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4 Reviews

  • 5
    Excellent quality!

    Posted by Chris on 18th Apr 2016

    This drum is of the utmost quality I've seen in a drum in a while!! And the fact that it was at such a great price was even better!! It got here surprisingly fat with even the free shipping. I was excited to say the least when it arrived.

  • 5
    My daughter loves her Djembe drum

    Posted by Angela Yancey on 30th Jul 2014

    Love the website and the video's posted to see how each drum works. Our drum was delivered quickly and the quality is excellent. Thank you for making our experience a pleasant one!

  • 5
    9" Red Black Djembe

    Posted by Rosetta Prough on 28th Jul 2014

    I ordered 3 of these drums and the workmanship is wonderful. The people who received these as gifts love them and are getting acquainted with them thanks to the free lesson. Thank you for your assistance.I would definitely order again from x8 and so would these people.

  • 5
    Red Black Djembe w/ Egg Shakers & Bag

    Posted by Gladys Ortiz on 11th Jul 2014

    Red Black Djembe w/ Egg Shakers & Bag is a beautiful instrument. The recipient loved it.

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