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This grail-shaped hand drum, recognized to various tribes in West Africa because the "djembe," (jem-bay) is central towards the musical heritage from the Malinke and Sousou tribes of Guinea in West Africa. The standard cultural and historical roots of these tribes can be traced for the fantastic Mali Empire which when encompassed all of present-day Mali together with most of the coastal areas of West Africa. Its legacy continues to be preserved all through the centuries in the praises, lamentations and narrations of the unique breed of musicians referred to as "griot."