Joining the acclaimed Toca series, the Black Mamba, is a new instrument destined to be extremely popular for several reasons, not least of which is the ascendancy of the Djembe as instrument-of-choice for drum circles and percussive gatherings. Furthermore, the elusive and intriguing tones inherent in traditional African instruments are all there in the new Toca African Djembe with Pro Bag and Head Hat.
Hand-crafted and highlighted with appropriate graphics, the Toca African Djembe is a subtle beauty, what with the juxtaposition of a black satin sheen and fine expertly-chiseled imagery that bares the natural wood. And that’s only the exterior.
The Toca African Djembe is hand-carved from environmentally friendly Balinese mahogany, felled from special replenished forests and subject to regular government inspection. Once fashioned into the familiar shape and hollowed out, the Toca African Djembe is treated with up to 20 coats of teak oil, which penetrates, protects and preserves the wood. It is only after this complete preparation that the unique satin black and contrasting folkloric graphics are applied. Specially selected natural goatskin heads, treated with black dye, are seated and traditional tensioning systems are fitted. Each Toca African Djembe is hand strung with durable Alpine rope that features braided cores—meaning stretching is kept to a bare minimum. At this point, they are tested and earn membership in the elite Toca Black Mamba Series.