The Drum Craftsman
Educated in Mali, Mady Keita has been making Djembe and Dounoun drums for over 30 years and is renowned as one of Australia's finest Djembe and Dounoun craftsmen.
Each Djembe is carved from a portioned log of African hardwood traditionally used to make Djembe, then carved into a 'goblet' shape.
When the Djembe shell is carved it is finished with varnish to protect the wood then skinned at the broader end with either a goat, cow or antelope skin.
The Djembe is strung using rope to adjust the skin tension and tune the drum to achieve the best sound.
All of Mady’s drums are assembled with materials of the highest quality. His experience is reflected in beautifully finished and even more importantly, wonderfully sounding traditional West African drums.