making a djembe

To make a djembe, you will need the following materials:

  • A cylindrical piece of wood for the drum body
  • A goatskin drumhead
  • Rope or cord
  • Tools such as saw, drill, hammer, and chisels


  1. Cut and shape the drum body to the desired size and shape
  2. Cut a hole in the center of the drumhead, slightly smaller than the diameter of the drum body
  3. Stretch the drumhead over the drum body and secure it to the rim with rope or cord
  4. Tune the drumhead by adjusting the tightness of the rope or cord
  5. Decorate the drum body to your liking.

Note: This is a basic guide and different regions may have their own variations and techniques.

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