- Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:04 pm
No, that is definitely not a good djembe.
If you want to learn how to play djembe, the first step is to find someone who runs classes in your area. Go there, and don't bother about buying a drum. Instead, play a hire drum for a few weeks or months. While you are learning, you'll see and hear lots of djembes being played by other people. And you'll have a much better idea what sound and style you like. Then, if you decide to keep going, you can think about buying a drum of your own.
Whatever you buy, if you want it to be good, you won't find it on Amazon or eBay. Browse this forum for reputable suppliers. You local teacher may also be able to point you in the right direction. Generally, good djembes are imported by a few enthusiasts who do it for the love of it more than the money. Your chances of buying a good instrument in a music store a damn close to zero.
And there is no rush. If you decide to learn how to sail a boat, you don't rock up for your first sailing lesson complete with a boat, do you? Same for djembes…