Book & CD. The West African drum: the djembe is a very popular percussion instrument today. This book and CD combination is a study of the djembe rhythms and techniques that the author recommends as the basic repertoire for a djembe player. Made as a step-by-step system, this book starts with an introduction of the basic strokes on the djembe and contains 17 arrangements of important rhythms and styles of the malinke music. Following this material will provide you with a comprehensive repertoire of dynamic and exciting music. Have fun and enjoy it.