Do You Know About Djembe? African Music Quiz

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Do You Know About Djembe? African Music Quiz

A djembe or jembe is a rope-tuned skin-covered goblet drum played with bare hands, originally from West Africa. According to the Bambara people in Mali, the name of the djembe comes from the saying "Anke djé, anke bé" which translates to "everyone gather together in peace" and defines the drum's purpose.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What empire was responsible for the creation of the Djembe?
    • A. 

      Egyptian Empire

    • B. 

      Ethiopian Empire

    • C. 

      Empire of Mali

    • D. 

      Zagwe Empire

  • 2. 
    What is a Djembe traditionally made of?
    • A. 

      Wood

    • B. 

      Plastic

    • C. 

      Glass

    • D. 

      Metal

  • 3. 
    What animal skin is used to make the head of the drum? (choice all that apply)
    • A. 

      Cow

    • B. 

      Lion

    • C. 

      Goat

    • D. 

      Lamba

  • 4. 
    What ceremonies are the Djembe used to celebrate? (choice all the apply)
    • A. 

      New birth

    • B. 

      Marriage

    • C. 

      New car

    • D. 

      I just saved money on my car insurance by switching to gieco

    • E. 

      Divorce

  • 5. 
    Name one of the three spirits that is contained in the Djembe 
    • A. 

      Spirit of instrument maker

    • B. 

      Holy spirit

    • C. 

      Spirit of the cook

    • D. 

      Spirit of christmas past

  • 6. 
    What shape is made when tuning your drum?
    • A. 

      Square

    • B. 

      Triangle

    • C. 

      Diamond

    • D. 

      Trapezoid

  • 7. 
    Name one of the sounds made on the Djembe
    • A. 

      Pow

    • B. 

      Bam

    • C. 

      Bass

    • D. 

      Splash

  • 8. 
     What drum do must of the students in this class play?
    • A. 

      Djun-djun

    • B. 

      Balafone

    • C. 

      Djembe

    • D. 

      Snare drum

  • 9. 
    Zebra skins are some times used to make drums
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
      A djun-djun drum group consists of a __________, ________, ________