Posts by Tag: west-africa

Kamalengoni

La harpe des jeunes de Wassoulou

Dave KobrenskiFrench, Anthropology Aug 2 2017

The kamalengoni is a type of harpe-luth played originally by the Bambara people of the Wassoulou region of Mali. Here is its fascinating story. (French and English)

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Drawing on Culture

Rediscovering my Muse in Africa

Dave KobrenskiArtwork Aug 12 2016

In 2001 I first ventured onto the African continent as a wide-eyed white kid from New Hampshire who had, by a series of strange twists of fate, become very much involved in the music and culture of sub-Saharan Africa. Little did I know that this would only be the beginning of a larger adventure…

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