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. Continue reading

The Djembe Drums are one of the most identifiable and popular pieces of African Percussion. According to the Bamana people in Mali, the name of the djembe comes from the saying "Anke djé, anke bé" which translates to "everyone gather together in peace".