Music – Webquest:

Origins, facts and uses of the djembe


Source: Open ClipArt.


Using the search feature, find out what you can about the African djembe drum. Fill out this proforma and save it in your student public personal folder as WebQuest Djembe _YourName.

  1. What does the word djembe mean?
  2. There is a story circulating about the 'true inventor' of the djembe. The djembe looks a lot like the tool she was using. What was that tool?
  3. What two West African countries are said to have originated or 'invented' the djembe?
  4. In Africa, what is the djembe used for?
  5. What are they made of?
  6. List another cool fact you found out about the djembe, or paste in a picture you found from Google. Hint: when searching Google, select images on the left-hand side menu.



This project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.