Folk Music: The Djembe
Folk music is a genre of music from the African American culture that derives from slavery. Forms of folk music include stories through song, which tell traditional folk stories, and work songs, which were used to occupy slaves during their work day. Some common instruments that are used in folk music include, the banjo, patton juba, and the djembe.
A rope-tuned skin covered drum originating from West Africa. It’s a very loud instrument, but it can be played in various settings. Not only has the djembe been used for folk music, but it’s also been used for modern western mainstream music, recordings, and for educational purposes.