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A goblet-shaped hand drum of West African origin.

[French djembé, from Mande jenbe.]
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(Instruments) a W African drum played by beating with the hand
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The Kakamega-based club also did not attend the pre-match checking as required by the federation's competition rules and regulations.The match officials led by match commissar Hesborn Mbogo, centre referee Wilson Otieno, first assistant referee Stephen Yembe, Gladys Kamuren and fourth official Alex Ondima waited for one hour and 15 minutes before calling off the match.
He met with former Sunderland chairman Bob Murray, the Very Rev Michael Sadgrove, Dean of Durham Cathedral, and Durham choristers Emmanuel Yembe, 10, and James Petherick, 11, and members of the club's Foundation under-11 team.