Create your Djembe from agave wood

Follow in the footsteps of the sound of Gnaoui percussion and make a personalized Moroccan djembe in agave wood and goatskin with Essaïd

  • Essaouira
  • Drink
  • 12 years minimum age
  • 6 participants max
  • 10 hour workshop

Workshop progress

During this workshop, you will learn how to choose wood for its acoustic qualities. You can test the sounds of several tree trunks and different species before choosing yours.

You will learn to use hand tools such as a rasp, a plane, a wood chisel and of course varnishing. Then we assemble the goatskin and the knots woven on the three metal hoops in order to move on to assembling the djembe.

Already the first clear sounds will begin to sound. What better way to approach woodworking and goatskin in a simple way? The djembe is man's first instrument. And since the first men, techniques have evolved!

You will discover the finishing work that will refine your percussion as much as their sound.

  • Training

    1 hour
    Introductory training in materials, tools and percussion
  • Preparing the barrels (the trunk) of the djembe

    4 hours
  • Mounting and assembling the skin on the djembe

    3 hours
  • Tuning and finishing the djembe

    1 hour
  • Djemebito

    Ready to use

Workshop language

  • English
  • French

Workshop locations

Further information

  • Item manufacturing
  • The craftsman has 38 years of experience

Continue to have fun with complete peace of mind!

Safety is a primary concern, and ensuring a safe craft experience is at the top of our list.

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