Workshop: Create your own instrument
You can learn how to create your own kamalengoni in 4 days.
- In this workshop, you have the time to be introspective, expressive, creative…you make your own instrument, fully aware of all the steps.
- At the end of the workshop, time will be put aside so that you can learn the basics on how to play.
- You will leave with the joy of having created your very own instrument, an instrument in which the quality of the sound and sight are guaranteed.
- You don’t need to be extremely handy; the bridge and the neck are made for you before you arrive.
The ngoni house offers private and group classes with the objective of helping you to quickly be able to play on your own.
- The long-term goal is for you to be able to use the instrument in creative expression.
- You will learn to understand and play short pieces of music and also, you will be taught fingering exercises. These various techniques will help you to deepen your capacity to listen and understand rhythm.
- The teacher can also come to your center (music academy, conservatory, festival) with several kamalengonis and offer different types of workshops.
CLASSES BY SKYPE, in French, English, and Spanish.
For several years now I have been playing the kamalengoni for mentally-challenged adults.
- With a reassuring shape, the color of the sounds soothes and calms. The instrument works wonders for mentally challlenged adults and helps to open the door to exploring music.
- By using the pentatonic scale, which means that the notes can all be played together, one can be easily guided towards introspection
- This instrument really does help one feel safe and secure with the pentatonic scale and soothing sounds. In this way everyone, musicians and non musicians, can feel the joy of music.
Healing by music
- Energy Therapy opened my mind when I was 16 years old.
- Since 2002 I have been studying the techniques of spiritual healer Bob Moore, an inspired clairvoyant, with Daniel and Marie Perret.
- Today I use the kamalengoni and the kora to prepare the Energy Therapy session. I use music to create an open state of mind.
- This kind of work can help you to learn how to heal yourself. Physical and psychic pain can be healed and soul searching can start.