N'Goni Building Workshop

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N'Goni Building Workshop

from 450.00

Burkina Strings presents a very special Ngoni Building Workshop and Music Fire Ritual in Point Reyes National Park, Bolinas, California on June 10th and 11th 2017.
Join Arouna Diarra and Biko Casini of Rising Appalachia for this unique opportunity to build your own Ngoni, a West African hunter's harp.

All materials will be provided. A limited number of spaces available, so register to reserve your materials.


Saturday- June 10th

12:00- 6:00 pm Ngoni Building

6:00-8:00pm Potluck Dinner Break (Bring a dish to contribute) 

8:30 till 12:00 Fire drum circle (included in registration or $10-20 sliding scale for non-registered guests

Sunday- June 11th

11:00am- 3:00pm Complete Ngonis

3:30 Closing circle

Costs include Instrument materials and two nights of camping for workshop attendees- Pack out what you pack in.

Please send payment to PayPal.Me/arounadiarra and include your name, email, and phone number with your Ngoni size preference. 
$450 for Travel Ngoni
$600 for Full-size Ngoni
$750for Bass Ngoni
Fire ritual- included in the workshop or sliding scale $10 to $20 for non-workshop attendees.


Regenerative Design Institute

480 Mesa Rd, Bolinas, CA 94924

Arouna & Biko's Story

Arouna Diarra and Biko Casini met in 2007 in Ghana...at the time not speaking the same language. It wasn't until 2011, when they met again in the Asheville music Scene that they started to play together.
In 2015 they had the opportunity to open a small tour with Rising Appalachia of whom Biko is a member. The Chemistry clicked and they since have done several national tours as a duo supporting Rising Appalachia including playing the famous Redrocks Amphitheater in Colorado.
Though living in different cities, Biko and Arouna get together whenever possible to build instruments and continue to hone their music as a duo. Their Passion is bringing the natural sounds of the Ngoni, Balafon, Djembe and Calabash to audiences around the world, utilizing the intrinsic power of traditional forms of music to inspire people to attune to nature.

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