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Jeli N’goni – Whisper

AU $495.00

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Large 6 string, bass Jeli NGoni from Mali, West Africa.

Constructed from a larger hollow Melina hardwood body covered with goat skin, a fretless fingerboard and 6 synthetic strings which traverse the bridge and are tensioned by leather straps.
Guitar tuning keys.

Length: 105cm  //  Width: 118cm  //  Depth: 12cm  // Weight: 2.2kg


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Traditional Jeli Ngoni from Mali

Jeli N’goni (pronounced “jelly nn-gon-ee”) is a traditional Mande lute played by the jeli (griot: traditional musicians). The Jeli N’goni is one of the oldest instruments of the jeli, pre-dating the balafon and kora, and is considered the ancestor of the modern-day banjo

Played with a picking technique using the thumb and index finger, accented with percussive knocking and tapping



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