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A Djembe (also jembe, yembe, sanbanyi in Susu) is a kind of drum shaped like a large goblet and meant to be played with bare hands.

The djembe first made an impact outside West Africa in the 1950s with the world tours of Les Ballets Africains led by Fodeba Keita of Guinea.

Some consider the djembe female and the ashiko to be male.

The djembe is very popular in drum circles in the US and Europe.