The djembe awaits a willing musician. Electric currents of bold West African rhythms race around the smooth contours of tweneboa wood. Samuel Coleman crafts a handsome drum that he names Odo Ntoaso, "infinite love" in the Akan language. He sculpts the drum from tweneboa wood, finished with mansion polish. The goatskin head is affixed by iron rings wrapped in cotton, and a macramé nylon cord can be slung over the shoulder.
Samuel Coleman has received 4 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $200 and the most recent for $500. Proceeds were used to purchase materials for crafting his traditional African drums.
Samuel was out of work for over a year with his back condition. Because of his inability to work, he lost all of his assistants that help him in his production.
Samuel has three children under the age of ten that he supports.