Mandingo Guitar

Individual classes by Aboulaye Koné

Originally played on acoustic instruments such as the kora, the n’goni and the balafon, Mangango music gradually included western instruments such as the guitar, bass and drum set (See Bembaya Jazz Orchestra, the Rail Band of Bamako, etc.)

A native of the Mandingo Empire, which covered a vast territory (Mali, Guinea, Gambia, Sénégal, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone), his repertoire has been transmitted from generation to generation, as well as orally by the Griots, who were at the same time musicians, historians, storytellers, and guardians of memory.

Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of the guitar.


  • 10 class session: $470