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The story behind one of Africa’s oldest instruments, and how to get your hands on the ‘talking drum’ in the Mother City
Good conversations are hard to forget, and they are even more impactful when they are the kinds that have few words and use other parts of the soul to converse. It comes as no surprise then that the djembe drum, a skin-covered hand instrument with a goblet shape structure, has long been used as a form of communication – and if you’re at all familiar with the sound of the djembe rhythm, you’ll know that it is the kind of sound where each thud and thump resonates deep within – calling you closer to it, as if speaking to a part of your psyche that you never knew could speak back.
Which is why we feel that an encounter with the ‘talking drum’, as some call it, is well worth adding to your to your ever-growing bucket list. While you’re at it, you might as well top up on your knowledge of the