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Welcome to Djembe-L FAQ,  one of the best websites with a companion global e-list, (see below) on the Net, dedicated to fostering the knowledge, understanding of West African drum, dance, tradition and connecting our community, together, via the Internet.. Originally conceived by Steve Tierra to be the FAQ's from the Djembe-L list and an excellent resource for the many questions that djembe opens for us.  Djembe-L FAQ was handed off to HappyShel Weisman, September, 1998.
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