Posted by Rei Murray on September 02, 2021
THE MANDé INSTRUMENT ENSEMBLE
Mandé is an ethnic group of different peoples in West Africa who speak related languages. Located chiefly in Guinea, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Mali, and Senegal, Mandé people have beautiful tribal and musical cultures, rich in tradition, but also with modern adaptations.
It was Mandé ethnic groups that first developed the Djembe and Dundun drums, which form the core of their traditional ensembles. Other traditional instruments in the ensemble, and modern adaptations (the whistle) are found in this section.
Under the guidance of Kalani Das’ and Ryan Camara’s ground breaking curriculum, West African Drum and Dance, these instruments can help bring authentic West African music, dance and culture to life in your classroom.
• Made from highest quality pre-seasoned West African hardwood for quality and stability
• Pre-Tuned and ready to play!
• Hand manufactured by Mandé craftspeople to traditional standards of highest quality
• Size stated is approximate for traditionally made instruments
• Highest quality goatskin heads for djembes and cowhide for dunduns
• Woods protected by pre-treatment with Shea butter
Get your West African arrangement going with:
by Ryan M. Camara and Kalani
Peripole has also collaborated with Kalani to create Mandé instrument ensemble sets.
Our special Mandé Instrument Ensemble Sets are designed to be used with the Book/CD/DVD set by Ryan M. Camara and Kalani, West African Drum and Dance: A Yankadi-Macrou Celebration. The Standard Sets contain the minimum number of instruments required to play all of the parts. The Deluxe Sets allow for greater participation.
For those of you who may already have Orff Xylophones, these sets are available without the Orff Xylophones as well.
The following sets are identical to the corresponding model number above except that they do not include any xylophones for those who already have these items in their Instrumentarium.