I saw this instrument in one of the musical performances. It looks like a drum, but being played using bare hands. After searching the net, I found out that it is called djembe or jembe, a musical instrument originated from West Africa that means gather peacefully.
Djembe can stand as a solo instrument, because it is very loud and can produce a variety of sounds. When played by a highly skilled drummer, the music produced really tells a very touching story. My friend is currently looking for a deal on Djembe kit, for he is inspired to try the instrument.