Djembe Repair: Knotting the Rings

In djembe repair, knotting the rings with nylon rope is necessary to secure the rings and drum head to the djembe. Knot the rings of a djembe drum using the djembe repair tips in this free video.

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Heidi Kirchofer is a 3rd generation wood-lover; her father and grandfather are carpenters. She mostly works wood in instrument making and work on her house. Heidi has traveled a great deal internationally and has drums she carved from woods from Central and South America as well as North America. Heidi is particularly interested in using locally (where ever one may be) harvested, sustainable woods and has a blast after storms. Heidi prefers to carve using hand tools and likes to finish drums with simple linseed oil. She and her partner Joel Melendez are founders of the performing arts company Matica Arts. You can learn more about Heidi's work at