Remo Djembe Drums are the most popular of all of their World Percussion instruments.
Key-tuned Remo djembes are as widely used by touring professionals as they are in drum circles. The high slaps and deep bass tones from all Remo Djembes are from the Skyndeep Fiberskyn drumhead and Acousticon shell. This 14-inch model featuers 8 lugs and an Earth-pattern FabriFinish covering.
Remo djembes are based upon the traditional drums of the West African Mandingo people, originating from the great Mali Empire of the 13th and 14th century.
Developed with the assistance of world-renowned Djembe players, Remo’s key, rope, and cable-tuned Djembes feature superb sound quality, lightweight design, are easily tuned in any kind of weather, and always easy to play.
These versatile instruments are then combined with Remo’s modern advances including a Skyndeep Fiberskyn drumhead on this drum key-tuned model.
As the world's drumhead specialist for over 40 years, Remo, Inc. has developed an incredibly wide variety of drumheads at fit every drumming application. Not only is a full selection of Remo heads availabe to meet the diverse needs of drumset players in country, jazz, rock, pop, R&B, hip-hop, latin and every other style, Remo heads also bring advanced technologies and exceptional performance capabilities to the specialized needs to players in the marching, concert and world percussion areas. Indeed, with so many types, weights and sizes available, selecting the ideal head for any drum or situation requires an understanding of the performance levels that each head is designed to achieve.
A Drummer’s Drumhead Company
First and foremost, let’s get something straight. Remo is a drummer’s drumhead company. After all, for over 45 years, Remo has constantly and consistently broken new ground when it comes to industry firsts. While we were doing what we do best, the competition continued to chase, follow and mimic our technological prowess. Better yet, by the time they even came close to catching up, we were already onto the next big idea. Ultimately, when it comes to our skills as a drumhead manufacturer, no one can touch the technical and musical advantages that Remo drumheads always provide.
In fact, our competitors’ attempts to ride our coattails also pushed us to work smarter, as well as harder. Innovation quickly became part of our DNA.
An Unusually Durable, Inexpensive, Weather Resistant Material
The Remo story began after WWII when experiments were being made with Mylar, a polyester film made by DuPont. (Mylar was used during the war as a heat resistant film for nighttime reconnaissance flights.) This unusually durable, inexpensive, weather resistant material that provided previously unattainable pitch, tone and consistency intrigued Remo D. Belli, an already successful drummer. And, because of Mylar, Remo began his legacy with the Weatherking drumheads, the very first Remo first.
Innovation and Technical Sophistication
Throughout the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, Remo continued to innovate and became the world’s drumhead specialist in virtually every category. From percussionists and orchestral timpanists to drum corps, jazz, blues and rock. Technical sophistication never before imagined in drum heads reached new heights, thanks to new laminations and coatings found in other Remo firsts such as Controlled Sound, Pinstripe, Smooth White, Powerstroke, Fiberskyn, Suede, Renaissance and Nuskyn. Understanding how drumheads should be designed and how they should ultimately sound soon became our foundation for other applications, such as children’s drums–another industry first. This brings us to Advanced Acousticon, our latest technological feat. A unique, wood-based shell material that reflects wood’s best qualities, but is more consistent and easier to work with. The end result? Richer, more durable, better sounding drums. With the advent of Advanced Acousticon, Remo is now leading the fastest growing category in the business–world percussion.
Because of our advances in drumheads, percussion and all things rhythmic, the world isn’t only listening, but also playing like there’s no tomorrow. And if we can accomplish all this and more in a matter of 45 years, imagine what the next few decades are going to be like.