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A djembe is a type of drum that originates from West Africa, particularly from the countries of Mali, Guinea, Burkina Faso, and Ivory Coast.

It is a single-headed drum, typically made from a hollowed-out piece of hardwood with a drumhead made of goat skin or synthetic material stretched across the top.  The drum is played with the hands and fingers, with the player striking the drumhead in different places to produce different tones and rhythms.

Djembes are an essential part of West African music and culture, and are often used in traditional ceremonies and celebrations, as well as in contemporary music styles.  They have a wide range of tones and dynamics, from deep bass tones to high-pitched slaps and pops, and are known for their ability to produce a variety of complex rhythms and patterns.

Djembes come in many different sizes and styles, with some being small and portable and others being large and heavy.  They are often decorated with intricate carvings or painted designs that reflect the culture and traditions of the people who make and play them.

In recent years, djembes have become increasingly popular in other parts of the world, and are now used in a wide range of musical styles, from world music and fusion to pop and rock.