The X8 Drums Extra Small Kalimantan Djembe is a great choice for little players or as a gift for percussionists. Standing 12" tall with a 7" diameter drum head, it comes with a fitted tote bag to make carrying it to gigs easy as pie. Each drum is made from a solid piece of legally harvested environmentally sustainable mahogany hardwood. A Kalimantan bird carving on the base of the shell is topped off with a dark wood stained wood finish. The drum head is a premium selected goatskin with a traditional rope tuning system.
For a limited time, this drum ships with a free coconut kalimba.
11-12" Tall x 7-8" HEAD w/ totebag, 4MM ALPINE BRAIDED ROPE
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How to Play Djembe and Care of Djembe
To play the Djembe sit on the edge of a chair. Cross your ankles and tuck them slightly under you. Hold the Djembe between your knees or thighs so that the bottom of the drum rests behind your heels. Djembe players will find a wide range of sounds can be produced from this instrument.
There are commercial head conditioners on the market. However the best treatment for a skin head is use. The more a drum is played the better for the head. The natural oils from your skin will help to keep the head in condition. If you find the sound going a little dull you can re-tune the head using the cords.
Never use harsh chemicals to clean you drum or the head. When not playing your drum do not leave it in a car or vehicle. Keep your drum, like all instruments, away from sources of cold or hot air. Since the head and the body of this drum are natural materials, they will be affected by changes in heat and humidity; therefore try to avoid rapid changes in environmental conditions.