The Djembe (pronounced as ‘jem-beh’) is a musical instrument from West Africa. It is part of a group of instruments called membranophones, or drums. It is made of a hollow wood body, with skin fastened over the top. The skin is traditionally rawhide, such as goat or cow skin. Modern djembes often use synthetic skins. The skin is tightly stretched over the shell using metal rings and rope. The tightly stretched skin creates a sound when it is struck. It is played by hitting it with one’s hands and fingers. The drum is usually played in groups, consisting of other djembes, bass drums and percussion such as shakers and bells. It is often accompanied by dancing.
At IMLS the djembe was introduced by a German volunteer Maximilan Zirbs in January 2019.
Lessons are scheduled for Tuesdays from 05:00 p.m. – 06:00 p.m.