DjembeTime lets you create notations for traditional West African rhythms, play them on your device and share with other people.

- Studio quality sound recorded with a Master Djembefola Salif Malima Kone (Burkina Faso) (
- A complete traditional ensemble with Djembe and Dundun drums
- Beautiful music scores that are adapted to Djembe notation
- Easy-to-use notation editor with a custom musical keyboard
- Adjustable playback tempo
- Adjustable volume and balance for each instrument
- Interactive swing editor for accurate micro-timing
- Rhythm files can be stored on cloud services available on your device (iCloud, Dropbox, etc.)
- Rhythm files can be shared via email
- Export to audio files
- AirPlay support: play anywhere from your home theater to your car

This app is a perfect companion in your studies of Djembe and Dundun:
- Annotate and learn traditional rhythms 
- Use as a play-along track to practice solo phrases at your own pace
- Make your own collection
- Share with your friends!

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What’s New

Version 1.0

The biggest update ever! The app has been rewritten from the ground up with the ability to create your own rhythm notations. Supports both iPhone and iPad.
- Beautiful yet simple music scores
- Genuine studio-recorded Djembe & Dundun sounds
- Full control of tempo
- Individual volume and balance for each instrument
- Swing editor with predefined & custom swings
- Export to audio files
- Supports AirPlay
- Make your rhythm collection, store in the cloud, share the rhythms with friends via email!

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

toubabou fola ,

Great for practice!

I’ve been studying Djembe for many years both in the US and West Africa. This app is awesome for practicing basic rhythms, working on chops etc. It’s very simple to use. Nothing replaces the feel and swing of live musicians but this app is perfect as a practice tool. I hope they add more rhythms soon!

atsyplikhin ,

Great app

I have used this app to prepare for the performances as a part of a group - and it really helps. Kudos to the author.

Peter Van Siclen ,


Every time I hit play this app crashes. I haven't heard it play single note of music. I closed all other apps, and it still won't work. I will gladly change my review once this is fixed.

App Privacy

The developer, Pavel Agapov, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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