West African drumming articles

Articles on djembefola.com are broadly broken down into 3 wide categories:

drum lessons

Djembe and drumming lessons

We have a number of articles that give a firm basis from which to learn about drumming. This includes terminology and the basics.

We also provide djembe lessons in the form of drumming articles and also djembe video lessons.


Djembe culture articles

We aim to fill in some of the culture behind this music and these dances.

These include information on the history of the djembe, it's traditional role in Mande society, the Jeli's, African dance etc.


Djembe & drum equipment articles

We provide you with the practical information you will need in order to look after your equipment, how to pick good drums and service them correctly.