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 :
Dununs, djembes, baras dununs, tamani 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 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 :
Koras, kamélé n'goni , djéli n'goni, donso.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 and manding flutes
In this category you will find fula (peul) flutes in a variety of keys conforming to western standard tuning..
The accessories :
In this category you will find our own exclusivley designed djembe bags, Stool for balafon,, sticks and beaters for balafon and dunun, as well as goat, cow and calf skins for mounting both djembe and dununs.
We classified various instruments in this part who have not found their place in the categories mentioned above, set of bells, yabaras and gitas.