Music of Africa

African traditional music has long maintained its deep, rich roots as well as its melodies, rhythms, and the unique storehouse of knowledge maintained by those who continue to carry on its traditions.

We offer individual and group music classes for all ages and levels. Also, we sometimes hold cultural events which combine interaction with the artists and musical performances.

Learn to play an instrument based on an oral tradition to:

  • Gain experience with a specific culture
  • Train your memory
  • Promote manual and intellectual learning
  • Effectively develop the ear and musical skills

Learn to play African Music

At the Centre des musiciens du monde, you have a chance to learn African music from the Mandingo, Pygmy, and Malian cultures, from master teachers whose musical skills are undisputed.

African Music courses, workshops and events

Our courses are equally useful for musicians who wish to experiment with new repertoire, as well as beginning musicians who are curious to discover African music and percussion.

Malian Balafon

Adama Daou

Peul Flute

Zilien Biret

Mandingo Guitar

Aboulaye Koné


Zal Sissokho

Bantu drums and Pygmies

Atna Njock