BaraGnouma Workshop in Bobo-Dioulasso

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BaraGnouma is a workshop situated in the town of Bobo Dioulasso (Burkina Faso) specialising in the maufacture and sale of traditional West African musical instruments.  

It is composed of about fifteen people, who for the most part are musicians of griot heritage, and whom have perfectly mastered the craftsmanship and playing of the instruments they produce.



The Drums :

The dununsThe djembesThe baras dununs

TamaniThe Krins

Dununs, djembes, baras dununstamani and krins.

All of the drums we offer for sale are produced exclusively to our own designs, and finished by our craftsmen.We use different species of wood to produce a variety of shapes and styles we invite you to discover here.



The balafons :

The pentatonic balafonsThe diatonic balafonsThe chromatics balafons

The pentatonics, the diatonics et chromatics.

Our pentatonic balafons are available in 12, 16 and 20 key models.Our diatonic balafons are Guinean in style with 22 keys.



The string instruments :

The korasThe kamele n'gonisThe donso n'goni

The djeli n'gonisThe thianhous

 Koraskamélé n'goni , djéli n'gonidonso.n'goni and thianhous

In this category we have five types of instrument; kamele n'goni in 8, 10 and 12 string models, donso n'goni in 6 strings, koras, djeli n'goni and thianhous.You have a choice of our standard 'classic' models, or you can commission an instrument to your own specifications.



The wind instruments :

The fula flutes

the fula flutes

In this category you will find fula (peul) flutes in a variety of keys conforming to western standard tuning..



The accessories :

The coversThe sticksThe skinsStool for balafon

In this category you will find our own exclusivley designed  djembe bagsStool for balafon,, sticks and beaters for balafon and dunun, as well as goat, cow and calf skins for mounting both djembe and dununs.



Various :

The yabarasThe bellsThe gitas

We classified various instruments in this part who have not found their place in the categories mentioned above, set of bellsyabaras and gitas.