My djembe drum has a split head, can you tell me where I can get it repaired or indeed if it's possible to do it myself?
- Chris Little, London
To get someone to reskin a djembe drum can be quite expensive. Prices start at £50 plus the cost of the skin. I'd recommend you either buy a new djembe drum - depending on the size of it - or have a go yourself. I've got instructions on my site on what you need to do. It is time consuming and a fiddly process doing it for the first time but rewarding when done properly!
Have a look at my reskinning page for a full explanation.
Is the best drums on your site the pro ones, if so which ones are the VERY best? Thanks a lot.
- Ashley, Sittingbourne, Kent.
Hi Ashley, yes the best ones are the pro range. It's difficult to say which country produces the very best. I always think Senegal edges it but that is just personal preference. They are all hard wood with a thicker goat skin that the drums from Ghana so they do sound the same high standard!
What is the best way to learn the djembe drum? My friend told me listen a CD of the music but I found this too difficult. Would you recommend anything?- Lisa Francis, Co.Durham
Someone told me to buy a double stringed djembe drum and not a single stringed drum? Why is this and what's the difference?- Pat Pryor, Ipswich