Djembe Drums

Djembe Drums

Djembe Drum PlayersTake the guesswork out of buying the Perfect Djembe in two easy steps.

1. What style djembe do you like - Rope Tuned or Key Tuned?
What's the difference? Rope tuned djembes are typically more traditional in their design and are tuned by tightening the ropes around the head of the djembe. Mechanically-tuned djembes tend to have a more modern feel and are tuned using a wrench to tighten the bolts around the djembe head. If you want to keep your drum tuned quickly and with little effort, choose key-tuning. If you are interested in rope-tuning your drum, watch our free lesson on How to Rope Tune Your Djembe.

2. What size do you need?
Our djembes are categorized by Large (13” and up diameter head), Medium (10-12” diameter head) and Small (9” and smaller diameter head). Which size is right for me? Most beginning adult players start with a 10" or 12" head djembe.

Answer those two questions and you are on your way to djembe playing joy! Check out the X8 Drums Djembe Buying Guide for more djembe buying tips and suggestions. We also invite you to watch our Djembe 101 video series to learn everything you need to know about buying a djembe.

  • X8 Journey Series Black Sparkle Key Tuned Djembe X8 Journey Series Black Sparkle Key Tuned Djembe

    X8 Drums

    X8 Journey Series Black Sparkle Key Tuned Djembe

    MSRP: $339.00
    $279.00
    The X8 Drums Journey Series Black Sparkle Djembe sparkles just as much on the inside as it does outside. The drum is constructed of aged Siam Oak staves and a black exterior with thousands of small silver sparkles in the high gloss finish. The...
    MSRP: $339.00
    $279.00
  • Meinl Artisan Edition Tongo Carved Djembe

    Meinl

    Meinl Artisan Edition Tongo Carved Djembe

    $249.95
    The MEINL Artisan Edition Tongo Carved Djembe with colored ornamental carving is made from one solid piece of Mahogany. The drum is fitted with a hand selected goat skin head and is tuned with pre- stretched HTP nylon rope using the Mali-Weave tuning...
    $249.95
  • Meinl Artisan Edition Djembe 14" Rama Sita Carving

    Meinl

    Meinl Artisan Edition Djembe 14" Rama Sita Carving

    $499.99
    Each Meinl Rama Sita Deluxe Djembe is a unique work of art. The Rama Sita Djembe is hand-carved from a solid, plantation-grown mahogany log. The hand drum's surface is exquisitely engraved with figures from the Ramayana-the epic Hindu legend and love...
    $499.99
  • Tycoon Percussion 12" Dancing Drum Pro Series Djembe Tycoon Percussion 12" Dancing Drum Pro Series Djembe

    Tycoon Percussion

    Tycoon Percussion 12" Dancing Drum Pro Series Djembe

    MSRP: $499.00
    $299.00
    Dancing Drum Pro Series Djembes are professional quality drums that combine the traditional design and tone of West Africa with the exceptional craftsmanship, finishing, and quality of Tycoon Percussion.  This Pro Level Djembe features a tightly...
    MSRP: $499.00
    $299.00
  • Nino Moon Rhythm Series Djembe, Small

    Nino Percussion

    Nino Moon Rhythm Series Djembe, Small

    MSRP: $100.00
    $59.99
    The NINO Original African Style Rope Tuned Wood Djembes are carved from one solid piece of plantation grown Mahogany Wood. These high quality instruments are crafted with great attention to detail and provide an outstanding sound. Size8"15 3/4"...
    MSRP: $100.00
    $59.99
  • Nino Water Series Djembe, Small

    Nino Percussion

    Nino Water Series Djembe, Small

    MSRP: $100.00
    $59.99
    The NINO® Original African Style Rope Tuned Wood Djembes are carved from one solid piece of plantation grown Mahogany Wood. These high quality instruments are crafted with great attention to detail and provide an outstanding sound. Size8"15 3/4"...
    MSRP: $100.00
    $59.99
  • Nino 10" African Style Rope Tuned Djembe, Moon Rhythm Series

    Nino Percussion

    Nino 10" African Style Rope Tuned Djembe, Moon Rhythm Series

    MSRP: $134.00
    $79.99
    Designed and crafted in traditional African style, the Medium 10-Inch African Style Rope Tuned Djembe from Nino's Moon Rhythm Series produces an authentic sound that will add life to every performance or drum circle. Carved from one solid piece of...
    MSRP: $134.00
    $79.99
  • Deep Carve Djembe Drum Deep Carve Djembe Drum

    X8 Drums

    Deep Carve Djembe Drum

    $189.99
    This Djembe is made of Mahogany HardWood with a Teak Oil Finish-Full and textured design. It has 2 Rings on top providing a secure grip on the goatskin head. Tuning ropes are 1 Kilo 5MM Black. We take great pride that our djembe drums are...
    $189.99
  • On Sale
    Tribal Carved Djembe Drum with Bag

    X8 Drums

    Tribal Carved Djembe Drum with Bag

    MSRP: $55.00
    Now: $39.99
    Was: $49.99
    Portable djembe drum that is great for kids or for road trips. Comes with a free set of red wood egg shakers that produce a soft crisp sound. The shell features a hand carved tribal pattern and finished in a dark brown paint. The playing surface is a...
    MSRP: $55.00
    Now: $39.99
    Was: $49.99
  • Remo Infinity Mondo Djembe: Eco-grain - Choco Red Remo Infinity Mondo Djembe: Eco-grain - Choco Red

    Remo

    Remo Infinity Mondo Djembe: Eco-grain - Choco Red

    MSRP: $429.00
    $330.00
      The Infinity Mondo Djembe features amazing sound dimensions created by the warm, animal-like Mondo Skyndeep Natural drumhead. The life-like Goat Stripe Brown graphics add to the real animal look while the newly engineered key-tuned "Contour"...
    MSRP: $429.00
    $330.00
  • Remo VERSA Combo Pack, Djembe 13", Timbau 13", Tubano 13" Remo VERSA Combo Pack, Djembe 13", Timbau 13", Tubano 13"

    Remo

    Remo VERSA Combo Pack, Djembe 13", Timbau 13", Tubano 13"

    MSRP: $745.00
    $439.99
    REMO, Inc. is excited to present VERSA Drums, a revolutionary new line of World Percussion products designed to encourage and enhance the use of drumming in recreational music making, education, medicine, and social setting. The VERSA Drum has a...
    MSRP: $745.00
    $439.99
  • Tycoon Percussion Djembe w/ Getting Started DVD

    Tycoon Percussion

    Tycoon Percussion Djembe w/ Getting Started DVD

    MSRP: $129.00
    $89.99
    This special bundle from Tycoon Percussion includes a hand crafted mango wood djembe drum and a “getting started” DVD. The drum measures 10.25 inches tall with a 6 inch diameter drum head. This size is good for children or as a small travel...
    MSRP: $129.00
    $89.99
  • Beginner Djembe Package for Adults

    X8 Drums

    Beginner Djembe Package for Adults

    $189.99
    This djembe package has been curated by the X8 Drums staff specifically for adults new to djembe drumming. The package includes an all-weather djembe that has a mechanical tuning system so that you can get great tone from your drum right away. This...
    $189.99
  • Urban Beat Djembe, Key-Tuned 14 Inch

    X8 Drums

    Urban Beat Djembe, Key-Tuned 14 Inch

    $159.99
    Let the beat of the street inspire you! The Urban Beat Djembe takes its name from the energy and melting pot of our urban areas. This djembe is built for the drummer on the go; the fiberglass shell is virtually indestructible and has excellent resonance...
    $159.99
  • Remo Infinity Mondo Djembe: Eco-grain - Multicolor Remo Infinity Mondo Djembe: Eco-grain - Multicolor

    Remo

    Remo Infinity Mondo Djembe: Eco-grain - Multicolor

    MSRP: $429.00
    $330.00
    The Infinity Mondo Djembe features amazing sound dimensions created by the warm, animal-like Mondo Skyndeep Natural drumhead. The life-like Goat Stripe Brown graphics add to the real animal look while the newly engineered key-tuned "Contour" brackets,...
    MSRP: $429.00
    $330.00
  • Meinl Journey Djembe Pharaoh's Script, Medium, Sythetic Head

    Meinl

    Meinl Journey Djembe Pharaoh's Script, Medium, Sythetic Head

    MSRP: $165.00
    $98.99
    The Meinl Journey Series Pharaoh's Script Djembe is an ultra light weatherproof djembe made from premium fiberglass and is equipped with synthetic heads that produce the classic djembe sound - a fat bass to rich open tones and cutting slaps. The Journey...
    MSRP: $165.00
    $98.99
  • On Sale
    X8 Drums Hand Painted Mini Djembe with FREE Egg Shakers X8 Drums Hand Painted Mini Djembe with FREE Egg Shakers

    X8 Drums

    X8 Drums Hand Painted Mini Djembe with FREE Egg Shakers

    MSRP: $25.00
    Now: $14.99
    Was: $19.99
    Djembe players know that sometimes bigger is not better, especially when you're jamming in a smaller practice space or studio. That's why our portable Mini Djembe makes good sense in your percussion collection. Unlike bigger, bulkier djembes that can be...
    MSRP: $25.00
    Now: $14.99
    Was: $19.99
  • Urban Beat Djembe, Small, 10" Head x 17" Tall

    X8 Drums

    Urban Beat Djembe, Small, 10" Head x 17" Tall

    MSRP: $128.00
    $87.99
    Let the beat of the street inspire you! The Urban Beat Djembe takes its name from the energy and melting pot of our urban areas. This djembe is built for the drummer on the go; the fiberglass shell is virtually indestructible and has excellent resonance...
    MSRP: $128.00
    $87.99
  • Remo Mondo Djembe, Salsa Deco - 14" x 25" Remo Mondo Djembe, Salsa Deco - 14" x 25"

    Remo

    Remo Mondo Djembe, Salsa Deco - 14" x 25"

    $319.99
    The Remo Mondo Salsa Deco Djembe features the sleek look of the Contour Tuning Brackets adding comfort, style and tunablity with the Skyndeep drumhead and a unique design of purples and blues design. Features: Skyndeep drumhead Matches the Remo...
    $319.99
  • Tycoon Percussion African Ghana Djembe, 10 Inch

    Tycoon Percussion

    Tycoon Percussion African Ghana Djembe, 10 Inch

    MSRP: $169.00
    $99.00
    This African Djembe is handcrafted from a single piece of wood with a natural varnish finish and a rope tuning system. Sizes: 20" Tall x 10" Head  Not sure about the size? Read Which Size Djembe is Right for Me? Read Why We Recommend Tycoon...
    MSRP: $169.00
    $99.00
  • Toca Antique Silver Mechanically Tuned Djembe, Backpacker Toca Antique Silver Mechanically Tuned Djembe, Backpacker

    Toca

    Toca Antique Silver Mechanically Tuned Djembe, Backpacker

    MSRP: $151.00
    $91.99
    Seamless djembe bowl, unimpeded in resonance and shaped to produce an abundance of dramatic lows and highs. Unobtrusive, low-mass mechanical hardware (as opposed to traditional rope tensioning), which trims the profile and further enhances resonance...
    MSRP: $151.00
    $91.99
  • Toca Freestyle II Mechanically Tuned Djembe, Red Mask, Small

    Toca

    Toca Freestyle II Mechanically Tuned Djembe, Red Mask, Small

    MSRP: $198.00
    $119.99
    The new Toca Freestyle II Mechanically Tuned djembe features an all weather synthetic head that eliminates stretching, drying or losing pitch. The PVC synthetic shell is virtually indestructible and delivers great tones. The bolt tuning system makes...
    MSRP: $198.00
    $119.99
  • On Sale
    Toca Freestyle II Mechanically Tuned Djembe, Red Mask, Large

    Toca

    Toca Freestyle II Mechanically Tuned Djembe, Red Mask, Large

    MSRP: $229.99
    Now: $159.99
    Was: $226.99
    The new Toca Freestyle II Mechanically Tuned djembe features an all weather synthetic head that eliminates stretching, drying or losing pitch. The PVC synthetic shell is virtually indestructible and delivers great tones. The bolt tuning system makes...
    MSRP: $229.99
    Now: $159.99
    Was: $226.99
  • Kente Cloth Royal Djembe, Key-Tuned, Large

    X8 Drums

    Kente Cloth Royal Djembe, Key-Tuned, Large

    MSRP: $369.00
    $236.99
    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. Size: 14" head x 26" Tall Recommended size for...
    MSRP: $369.00
    $236.99
  • Kente Cloth Royal Djembe, Key-Tuned, Medium

    X8 Drums

    Kente Cloth Royal Djembe, Key-Tuned, Medium

    MSRP: $273.00
    $174.99
    This video demonstrates the X8 Drums Key Tuned Djembe in the medium size. The color of the drum in the video is called Urban Beat. It is the exact same drum as this Kente Cloth Key Tuned djembe, just a different exterior color. Kente Cloth is notable in...
    MSRP: $273.00
    $174.99
  • Kente Cloth Royal Djembe, Key-Tuned, Small

    X8 Drums

    Kente Cloth Royal Djembe, Key-Tuned, Small

    MSRP: $193.00
    $123.99
    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. Size: 10" head x 18" Tall Recommended size...
    MSRP: $193.00
    $123.99
  • X8 Explorer Series Key Tuned Djembe, 10x20 X8 Explorer Series Key Tuned Djembe, 10x20

    X8 Drums

    X8 Explorer Series Key Tuned Djembe, 10x20

    MSRP: $260.00
    $179.00
    Sized for small hands or as a travel drum for adults, the X8 Drums Explorer Series Small Key Tuned Djembe is made from Siam Oak with a thick goatskin drum head and easy mechanical tuning system. The shell also features a durable high-gloss finish and...
    MSRP: $260.00
    $179.00
  • Africa Senegal Djembe, 7.5x11 Africa Senegal Djembe, 7.5x11

    Senegal Imports

    Africa Senegal Djembe, 7.5x11

    MSRP: $95.00
    $35.99
    Note: This item requires additional processing time, typically 4-5 business days.   Enjoy the tradition and devotion to rhythm in Africa with this Senegal djembe. This small-sized drum is great for young kids or for those using it as part...
    MSRP: $95.00
    $35.99
  • Africa Senegal Djembe, 8.5x15

    Senegal Imports

    Africa Senegal Djembe, 8.5x15

    MSRP: $110.00
    $74.99
    Note: This item requires additional processing time, typically 4-5 business days.   Enjoy the tradition and devotion to rhythm in Africa with this Senegal djembe. This small-sized drum is great for young kids or for those using it as part...
    MSRP: $110.00
    $74.99
  • African Djembe, Rope Tuned 12" Head

    Tycoon Percussion

    African Djembe, Rope Tuned 12" Head

    MSRP: $249.00
    $149.00
    This African Djembe is handcrafted from a single piece of wood with a natural varnish finish and a rope tuning system. 12" Diameter Head. Read Why We Recommend Tycoon Percussion Handcrafted From a Single Piece of Wood. Hand-Picked Premium Quality...
    MSRP: $249.00
    $149.00