Traditional Bamboo flute from Ghana, sourced directly for us by the legendary Dela Botri
Available in two tunings.
The B flat Atenteben is a transposing instrument, i.e. its music is written in a tone higher than the actual sounds.
The C Atenteben relates directly to the sounds on a piano.
Approximate Dimensions (L x W x H): 30cm x 2.5cm x 2.5cm
Atenteben are Ghanaian bamboo flutes. The instrument originates from Tweneduruase in the Kwawu Plateau of south-central Ghana. Kwawus are part of the Akan tribes of Ghana, sharing a boundary with the Akyem in the south and east and with the Asante in the north and west
Traditionally used in rites and ceremonies (most commonly in funeral processions) Atenteben flutes feature in a wide range of contemporary music from classical to highlife
It is played vertically and can be played diatonically as well as chromatically, like it’s European cousin. Hear Mikey playing our B-flat tuned Flute here…