Monday, August 11, 2008

Interesting fact about neckline

Interesting story:

The Africans often believe that a skin on a Djembe Drum(which is a real animal) carries on the spirit of the animal.

That line is the neckline of the animal, usually the piece directly above the heart.

A Djembe that has been skinned correctly will have this line as close to the center as possible.

Thus when you play on left and right of the heart, the animal can sing out to the nature it remembers.

Interestingly enough...if the animal was weak or sickly,the drum will have a flat small sound.
If the animal was a big,strong and healthy one,the drum in turn sounds loud and good.

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