The Kamele ngoni (young persons harp) is a harp-oud from the Mandingue region of West Africa (especially Mali and Burkina Faso).  It has its origins in the hunters donso n’goni. Also known as kamale ngoni or simply Goni in Burkina Faso.

For more about the Kamele ngoni check out our history page  About the kamale ngoni

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

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.