An intuitive harp from Mali, without false notes

The ngoni is an instrument made from a calabash (gourd) and tuned to a pentatonic scale. In the country of origin, the kamalengoni, or “young man’s guitar”, is a modern instrument. Inspired by the hunter’s guitar, donsongoni, the ngoni is played in a more recreational sense, for fun and not necessarily during rituals. The harp can be called intuitive because it is tuned to a pentatonic scale, but this is my own opinion.

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The Ngoni House offers handcrafted Kamalengonis

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The ngoni house offers private and group classes

CREATION

The ngoni house offers a 4-day workshop where you create your own kamalengoni

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With Music Therapy and Energy Healing for everyone and every age

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NGONI HOUSE SHOP

The Ngoni House offers an array of professional handmade instruments made with the highest quality and the most durable materials possible.

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Traditional instruments, handcrafted and sold with a lifetime guarantee.

  • Kamalengoni 10 cordes Mali

    700,00820,00

    Instrument made on demand. It takes about one month to make. For further details you can contact me directly.

    It is the instrument that I find the most affordable because it lends itself well to an intuitive approach and at the same time it also allows to build elaborate melodies. It has neither too many nor too few strings, so the grip is fast and its potential infinite.

    The model without option is the one with both moons.

     

  • Kamalengoni 10 cordes lutherie

    1 400,00

    Instrument made on demand. It takes about three months to make. For further details you can contact me directly.

    This instrument has a rich and full-bodied sound.The neck is made either with rosewood or wengue and for each string I use bone nuts.

  • Kamalengoni 14 cordes lutherie

    2 200,00

    Instrument made on demand. It takes about three months to make. For further details you can contact me directly.

    I created this instrument, my first, for Abou Diarra. We made the neck together and thanks to his experience in the field, I was able to learn about the spaces between the strings and the mechanical placements on the neck.

    Even though this instrument has more strings, it is still easy to play and has the potential to play a very large range of melodies. It is, without a doubt, an excellent choice for Music Therapy.

     

     

     

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REVIEWS

The sound is perfect and the tuning stays put. To keep it brief... it's awesome !!! I can't wait to see you again to learn some new rhythms.
Niro DELFAR

Thank you Joris for helping me throughout the workshop. He's a great teacher and (now I have) a great Ngoni !
Maya WASKA

It's been two years since now that this instrument has been a part of my family... It was love at first site.
Isabelle BEAUJEAN

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