Kamele n’goni lessons

The first in a series of videos that explains a little about the world of Kamele N’goni, a harp/lute from West Africa.

Video 1 shows a short demonstration of a kamele n’goni made by Afro-Eire. Rhythm 1 is a popular piece from Burkina Faso called Sinte Konofe.  The second piece is entitled Faso Denou.

Introduction to the Kamele N’Goni [1.30 minutes]


Lesson 1 talks about kamele n’goni  construction, different tunings, and the teaching methodology for these videos.  The lesson focuses on some simple scales exercises to develop your playing technique.

Lesson 2 focuses on a some more scales that can be used as exercises or incorporated into African pieces.

Here we demonstrate a rhythm from Burkina Faso for the Kamele n’goni entitled Lome Lome Lome (Always, always, always).

Some patterns and improvisations to be used in the blues.

3 thoughts on “Kamele n’goni lessons

  1. Really enjoy this, thanks so much. Any information on constructing n’goni would be great to learn…also, if you have any transcriptions of songs, in musical notes or anything…that would be neat to learn about.
    I enjoyed what you have done so far, please add more if you get a chance. Thanks again.


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