Balafon

Private class by Adama Daou

A 16-blade xylophone, the pentatonic balafon is an emblematic instrument of Malian and Burkinabe cultures. At the Center des musicians du monde, this instrument is taught by Adama Daou, an accomplished musician, teacher and great improviser. Students will be introduced to traditional repertoires and the art of improvising based on notions studied in class.

Class Content & Objectives

  • Oral learning and musical ear development
  • Basic repertoire of the instrument
  • Basic & Advanced Balafon Techniques
  • Coordination with both hands
  • Improvisational notions
  • General understanding of Malian & Burkinabese cultures

Group classes

Schedule

  • Summer Academy / 6:00-7:15 pm : Wednesday August 4 to September 1st 2021
  • Fall Semester / 6:00 -7:15 pm : Wednesday September 22 to November 24 2021

Fees

  • Summer Academy : 90$ (5 classes)
  • Fall Semester: 180$ (10 classes)

Individual classes

Schedule

  • 60 minute class
    5 lessons course : 225 $
    10 lessons course : 450 $
  • Instrument rental: $40/month