In Burkina Faso, in West Africa, the Mossi peoples play flutes during ceremonies and masked performances to accompany the music of balafons and the rapid beat of
drums. They are played in groups of 5 to 7 men at least with each flute playing a single note. Together, the ensemble plays songs, utilizing each man's mono-tonal flute, that imitate the tonal patterns of the Mossi language, imitating spoken phrases.
Materials: Wood and leather
Dimensions: 10" H x 2" W x 3/4" D
Includes custom metal stand.
Ex. Phil Lobred Collection