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What does “Sessi” actually mean?

By December 22, 2021Blog

Sessi are shakers placed around the head of the djembe, representing shields worn by the drummer in war. They create a snare effect when placed on the djembe.

Ever heard the term “Sessi” and wondered what we were talking about?

Sessi are shakers placed around the head of the djembe, representing shields worn by the drummer in war. They create a snare effect when placed on the djembe and can be slipped through the crown loops, the verticals, or secured with a strap.

In Africa, players often make them from old tin cans and scrap metal.
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