Sweety Sweets…

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A new groove or not? Yes it is a new one! And very nice to combine it with The Sea. That is why you’ll find it in the Sweetening Out page. It will enrich your n’goni playing. This groove can be very powerful. Sweetening Out the Groove page, Lesson 20. The tuning is Bminor- the … Read more

Sofa Song.

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Ready to sing with us? This new upload is a ngoni melody inspired by the Sofa rythm. Sofa is a djembe rythm from Guinee. Back in the days the rythm was played for the warriors on horseback. My friend Eef Bresser learned it from Bemba Bangoura. We have put our own spin on it. You … Read more

Planet n’goni Newsletter

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I invite you to subscribe for our Newsletter. Once in awhile i am going to send you the planet ngoni newsletter with … something new. Like a new tuning or extra information about a groove and much more. I would be happy if you subscribe. Thank you. Annitché. Kind regards, Michiel

Zomer Workshop n’goni bouwen.

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*english below Maak je eigen kamale n’goni! Onder begeleiding van Eef Bresser en mij maak je je eigen instrument. Een kamale n’goni met authentieke materialen zoals kalebas en bamboe stok. De bamboe stok geeft een prachtige natuurklank. Het maken van je eigen instrument is heel tof en geeft een extra dimensie. Je legt jezelf er … Read more

New n’goni

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This month i was able to make two beautiful kamale n’gonis. Together with my friend and fellow worker Eef Bresser we build two 10 string kamale n’goni. We built them in the autentic Mali style, with bambu neck. The bambu neck gives the nature sound. The gourds we used are from Niger. Very thick and … Read more

Pump it Up

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Adding the pulse with your index is super nice. I have been practising this technique for a while. It gives your groove a boost. It is quite a difficult one. Your whole face can participate during practise. Iam planning to make more video’s with this technique. As a member of planet n’goni you will find … Read more

Workshop Kamale N’goni Harouna Samaké March 22th

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# English version below. Op 22 maart 2019 komt de grootmeester van de kamale n’goni komt naar Nederland. Harouna Samaké wordt beschouwd als nummer één van Mali’s n’goni spelers. Jarenlang heeft hij met Salif Keita gespeeld. Harouna is een zeer goede en geduldige docent. Deze vier uur durende workshop wil je niet missen. Harouna is … Read more