The Kamele ngoni (young persons harp) is a harp-oud from the Mandingue region of West Africa (especially Mali and Burkina Faso). This instrument originates from the 6 string donso (hunter) ngoni which is instrumental to hunter ceremonies, accompanying the singers praises of great hunters and taunts to other hunters to prove their hunting prowess.
Afro-Eire teach and perform Kamele ngoni music from Mali and Burkina Faso. The music is learnt by Paul McElhatton on field research in Bamako (Mali) and Bobo Dioulasso (Burkina Faso) with Ibrahama Sanou in 2006 and Griot Drissa Diarra 2008, and in workshops in Ireland with long time student of Kamele ngoni Jean Marc Collin.
Afro-Eire also construct and sell high quality Kamele ngoni’s worldwide
We organise kamele ngoni workshops and retreats
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