Wood djembe drum, "Making Music"
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Waves flow and ebb, their gentle shapes lapping at the base of an extraordinary drum. Samuel Coleman creates a beautiful field of texture in warm tweneboa wood. Sculpted by hand, it adorns this remarkable djembe. The djembe drum originated in Benin, where it is used during voodoo rites, and has been introduced into neighboring countries; it has become indispensable in reggae. Coleman names this drum Mpitim, which means "Musical Organ" in the Akan language. The goatskin head is affixed by iron rings wrapped in cotton, and a macramé 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.