Djembe drums are hourglass-shaped, hide-covered drums with a distinctive African sound. The drums have their origins in West Africa, and the name apparently comes from the Bambara saying “Anke djé, anke bé”: a call for everyone to assemble in peace. That’s what djembe drumming is all about: unity. Djembe drumming happens in groups, and it’s about coming together. It’s also a great way to meet and connect with people, and learn a little about the African heritage of this important instrument. Here are a few places you can join in the fun and dance to the beat of your own drum.
Gold is an opulent African dining experience. It’s hailed as a ‘taste safari that will transport you from Table Mountain to Timbuktu’, with a 14 course Cape Malay and African menu. The set menu contains delicious African cuisine like Malawi sweet potato cakes, Cameroon Benne chicken salad, Xhosa pot corn bread and South African Mandazi (cinnamon and sugar-coated pumpkin fritters).
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Touareg Trading is a shop selling African crafts and artifacts on Longmarket Street in the heart of the city. Every Saturday from 3-6pm there is a free drum circle session. Just arrive and settle in with your djembe drum, under the l..