The Djembe (Gem-Bay)

The word Djembe comes from the Bambara, Anke dje, anke be, meaning ‘Everyone gather together in peace.’ This really sums up the nature of the Djembe. They are a great percussive instrument in group and class environments and popular with all ages.

By playing different notes – Ping, Bass, Tone – groups can create musical complexity that is great for teaching about rhythm and tempo. Want to know more? Then check out our Resource Centre.

The A-Star Djembes come in 5 sizes; 5”,  6”,  7”, 8″ and 10″. They are also available in a number of pre-built packs, meaning there is something to suit every group and budget.

The build quality of these Djembes is second to none. Each is beautifully hand painted in a colourful design, making every Djembe is unique. Unlike other drums in this price range, these instruments have natural skin heads. This more traditional material offers superior tone to its plastic counter part. Furthermore, all A-Star Djembes feature high quality, traditional rope tuning, for maximum control over your sound.

Perfects for class or group teaching our A-Star Djembe packs offer a range of different sized Djembes and some even have a Method book to get started with.

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Mini Trio Djembe Pack

x3 5″ Djembe head – 25cm tall

Designed for use in Education Projects

Hand made using high quality solid wood

Feature natural heads and rope tuning

£40.68 – SAVE £7.32

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Djembe Pack of 4

4 Different Size Djembes – 5′‘, 6”, 7” and 8″

Designed  for use in Education Projects

Hand made using high quality solid wood

Feature natural heads and rope tuning

£163.08 – SAVE £6.00

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Djembe Pack of 6

3 Different Size Djembes –2x 5”, 2x 6”, and 2x  8″

Designed for use in Education Projects

Hand made using high quality solid wood

Feature natural heads and rope tuning

£199.99 – SAVE £11.99

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10 Player Djembe Pack

4 Different Sized Djembes 2x 5”, 3x 6”, 4x 7” and 1x 8″

Designed for use in Education Projects

Hand made using high quality solid wood

Feature natural heads and rope tuning

£239.00 – SAVE £82.97

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15 Player Djembe Pack

5 Different Sized Djembes 2x 5”, 5x 6”, 4x 7” , 3x 8″ and x1 10″

Designed for use in Education Projects

Hand made using high quality solid wood

Feature natural heads and rope tuning

£455.00 – SAVE £170.93

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20 Player Djembe Pack

5 Different Sized Djembes 5x 5”, 5x 6”, 4x 7”, 4x  8″ and x2 10″

Designed for use in Education Projects

Hand made using high quality solid wood

Feature natural heads and rope tuning

£635.00 – SAVE £217.91

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Looking for something else? No problem!

We can create bespoke packs, perfect for any sized class.
Just email education@normans.co.uk to find out more.

 

*Prices and packs correct as of March 2020

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Heidi worked for a number of years at Normans Musical Instruments, progressing from a Saturday Sales Assistant to a full time Brass Specialist within our Sales Team. Heidi has now left Normans and we wish her all the best for her future endeavors.

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