LP Djembe Drum

LP Djembe Drum

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Description (Brief)

This drum was made by Latin Percussion Inc. in Garfield, New Jersey, in 1999. It is a Djembe Drum, made of oak, with a metal hoop, and 6 metal tuning lugs.

As indicated in an LP brochure from the period, “The LP Djembe is made of kiln dried, environmentally friendly Siam Oak with a specially matched 12 1/2" diameter goat skin head. As with the LP Galaxy Djembe, this drum produces deep bass tones and crackling highs: all with the convenience of mechanical tuning.

This 25" tall drum can be used in percussion set ups or in addition to congas. Many congueros find this drum to be a great addition to expand their basic conga range.

An LP297 Djembe Mount Kit can be used to attach any djembe to a traditional double conga stand. It is also light enough to play standing with a strap. The LP Djembe is equipped with LP Comfort Curve® II Rims chrome hardware, and a decorative fabric strip around the "waist" of the drum and protective rubber bumper along the bottom rim.”

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Object Name
Date made
Latin Percussion
place made
United States: New Jersey, Garfield
Physical Description
oak (overall material)
metal (overall material)
animal skin (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
overall: 64 cm x 38.5 cm; 25 3/16 in x 15 3/16 in
overall: 25 in x 15 in; 63.5 cm x 38.1 cm
ID Number
catalog number
nonaccession number
Credit Line
Transfer from Smithsonian Institution Center for Latino Initiatives (through: Dr.Refugio l. Rochin,Director)
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