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  • noun A West African stringed instrument, resembling a guitar in shape

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Examples

  • The ngoni is a stringed instrument with a body can be played like a drum, much like a banjo.

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  • In Mali, you have the ngoni, which is, you know, a smaller version of the akonting.

    Bela Fleck And Toumani Diabate: Banjo Roots

  • In Mali, you have the ngoni, which is, you know, a smaller version of the akonting.

    Bela Fleck And Toumani Diabate: Banjo Roots

  • The ngoni is a plucked chordophone that looks like a ukulele but sounds like a banjo.

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  • The ngoni is a plucked chordophone that looks like a ukulele but sounds like a banjo.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • Bassekou Kouyate, Segu Blue: This isn't your typical world music: Bassekou Kouyate will appeal to fans of Etran Finatawa and Amadou et Mariam; Kouyate is a master of the West African instrument known as the ngoni (it's similar to a kora), and he braids together long strands of sound to make music that feels decidedly May 12th, 2008 said:

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  • "We've had the ngoni in our country since before the birth of Jesus Christ," Mr. Kouyate said in an interview with African-music expert Banning Eyre.

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  • On Thursday night, Lincoln Center's White Light Festival Oct. 20 to Nov. 19 opens with a free performance by Bassekou Kouyate , a musical innovator and master of the ngoni, a fretless lute from the Western African nation of Mali.

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  • Thomas Dorn Bassekou Kouyate with the ngoni, a musical instrument from Mali.

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  • Ms. TraorĂ© will be accompanied by the ngoni and the kora, another African stringed instrument, but the setting and minimalist design of "Desdemona" has the style that speaks to contemporary art.

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