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- Official site of master drummer Mamady Keita. Biography, discography, filmography, and a calendar of events and workshops.
The WAP Pages
- West-African Percussion rhythms from Guinea and surrounding countries: notation and soundfiles of about 100 rhythms.
African Drum Rhythms Educational Tools
- Online rhythm exchange "S.H.A.R.E."; Notation playback freeware and djembe font to download; Information about instructional books and CDs by Lennart Hallstrom.
- Percussion workshops for team building, community building, conferences, celebrations, companies and (big) groups; in Central and Northern Europe.
Cultural Context for Djembe Rhythms
- List of rhythms with their background (country, ethnic group, occasion for playing)
Djembe and Mande Music
- About the drumming, culture and other musical traditions of the Mande peoples of West Africa, with articles, rhythms, CD liner notes, references, reviews, and links to other sites.
Djembe Boom Boom
- Notations of rhythms with some audio samples; Illustrated photo-guide to reskin a djembe.
Djembe Dunun Drumset
- Maarten Schepers' website, about his instructional books, traditional rhythms, and drumset adaptations, with sound samples and pictorials. Also offering the Malinke Percussion Discography, and djembe and dunun classes in South of France.
- Video lessons for djembe by Tim Irrgang offered as DVDs and workbook, and as on-line membership courses.
Djembe-L FAQ - West African Percussion Resource for Djembe
- A compendium of the Djembe, including Frequently Asked Questions about the djembe, from re-skining to playing, chanting and dancing.
- Community site with discussion forum, chat, calendar, links, and listings of workshops.
- Ireland based community site and West African percussion resource, providing free video lessons. Requires free registration.
- German group focusing on traditional African drumming and dance courses. Their site features background information and original images. They also sell instruments from Guinea.
- Freelance webdesigner's showcase, with photos and video snippets (requires Flash player or plugin).
Gamton Records / Publishing
- Djembe and other world music. With juke-box to listen to samples.
A Guide to the Jembe
- Eric Charry's famous article on the history and evolution of the djembe in West Africa.
Hawkdancing African Djembe Drums
- Online shop selling African Djembe drums, accessories, and supplies. Offers extensive instructions for repairing and (re)heading a Djembe.
Liewil's Djembe Pages
- History of the djembe and the traditional rhythms, CD reviews, book reviews, maintenance tips and photos taken at concerts.
Mailing List Djembe-L @Yahoo
- Mailing list dedicated to ongoing development and maintenance of a knowledge base regarding the drum and dance musical culture of West Africa.
- Instructions of how to do a modified Mali weave using a 4 vertical cross-over pattern for tuning (with illustrations).
Online Resource Guide
- An open, and interactive links guide to the on-line djembe community.
- Instructions on playing djembe and dununs, re-skinning drums, and i.a. hearing damage, tinnitus and earplugs. Information about the Dutch band Inibara. Partly multilingual.
The Rhythm Reference Project
- Audio and video recordings of 50 traditional West African rhythms for purchase, including breaks, djembe and dunun parts, and more.
Rhythms For Djembe And Friends
- Some traditional, some new rhythms, notated in several formats (i.a. ASCII, GIF, PNG, PDF, and PS) including sound samples in MIDI, MP3, and OGG and links to other sites.
Rhythmweb Djembe Page
- This page on the rhythmweb devoted to the djembe contains a nice selection of information and links to start surfing the web.
S.H.A.R.E. - Server Hosted African Rhythm Exchange
- Nice attempt to bring together all djembe rhythm notation sources on the web.
- UK Shamanic Drummer and Djembe Maker. Provides information about tuning and reskinning a djembe, workshops, some sound samples, and items for sale.
Tam Tam Mandingue USA - School of Djembe
- Non-profit organization founded by Mamady Keita offering classes, workshops, and performances, and instructional material for purchase.
VoyeuRhythmic - African Percussion
- Drum (djembe and other) and dance classes in Melbourne, Australia. Biography of the founder.
- Website of the French band Vuka Vuka who plays traditional Manding music. Lots of video material on concerts and rehearsals.
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