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X8 Drums 10" Red Black Djembe

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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 intermediate to advanced players.

We take great pride that our djembe drums are environmentally friendly. Each drum is made from legally harvested/Government inspected and certified Mahogany.


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.

10" Head x 20" Tall

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  • Get full access to growing library of Djembe Lessons online
  • Every drum comes with a Djembe Care & Maintenance Guide
  • Legally Harvested, Environmentally Sustainable Mahogany wood
  • One-piece Mahogany solid shell construction
  • Government Certification Process
  • Low Stretch Alpine Nylon HTB 5 mm Rope
  • Lathe turned for uniform thickness
  • 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 preserver the wood.
  • Premium selected goatskin drumheads
  • Temperature controlled storage environment
  • Professional drum techs on staff ready to service your djembe
  • Become part of the magic of drumming
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6 Reviews

  • 5
    Excellent Product & Service

    Posted by Sean Fisher on 28th Jul 2014

    The product was expertly carved (I own a different Djembe from a local vendor as reference). Detailed care/maintainance instructions were provided, and I was promptly impressed not only with the expedited shipping (I received the product 2-3 days after placing the order) but I was also pleased with the amount of wrapping and protective shipping material. I would highly recomment X8 an all its subsequent products.

  • 5
    Can't beat the sound for the money.

    Posted by Unknown on 16th Jul 2014

    Never heard a mini-djembe that sounded this good before; didn't think it was possible. Superior quality construction. Excellent value. Got this thing to practice sabar and kutiro rhythms on since I cannot get those drums, and I'm satisfied with the drum for this purpose. Gotta work on dampening the _amazing_ sound though as it is _too_ powerful for this purpose, except maybe for lead. As far as playing it with two hands, I find myself playing it more doumbek-style. I have a difficult time djembe-style with my large hands on the little head. I find that I have to hit almost directly on the rim to get any kind of tone/slap. Don't expect to be able to play this like a full-size djembe unless your hands are tiny (small kids).

  • 5
    Red Black African Djembe

    Posted by Bob Ritter on 14th Jul 2014

    We are using this drum in a Boys & Girls Club for Elementary School age children. We are exposing them to music through percussion instruments. This Djembe is excellent for our purposes. Inexpensive but with a sensitive enough head to get tone variation.

  • 5
    red black african djembe

    Posted by georgiane reifers on 11th Jul 2014

    Easy to order and came carefully packed in just a few days.My son loves them, they are beautiful!

  • 5
    Red Black African Djembe

    Posted by Annette Hart on 11th Jul 2014

    not only looks good but is pure quality and sounds excellent. More than happy

  • 5

    Posted by Renee Garrison on 11th Jul 2014

    Just received my djembe today. It's absolutely beautiful! I LOVE it! Thank you so much.

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