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Djembe Drum Kit

The Djembe is a chalice shaped drum which originally came from West Africa about 800 years ago. Since that time it has been adopted by many other genres of music such as Jazz, Ska, Latin, and Fusion.

The Djembe is easy to learn and the kit comes with a travel bag and an instruction book. Try this new instrument from the Library of Things and see what kind of music you can drum up.


The Kalimba (or finger harp or thumb piano) is a modern interpretation of the Mbira musical instrument which originated in Zimbabwe. It was adapted in the 1950’s and has gone on to be used by popular musical groups such as Earth, Wind, & Fire.

The Kalimba is user-friendly with labeled keys making it easier to learn songs. Try this new instrument and add a little music to your day.