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A masterclass for Musicians – Instrumentalists – Lovers of music and Instruments craft

Craft a Ngomo and learn to play traditional instruments from South Cameroon »
A masterclass for Musicians – Instrumentalists – Lovers of music and Instruments craft
A genuine master drummer will introduce you to the traditional instruments from the Rain Forest.
He plays traditional wind, skin-stretched, stringed and body-activated instruments such as :
• Stringed : Mvet, Ngomo (traditional harps)
• Wind : Pygmy flute, leaves, mouth–activated bow
• Drums : Nkul ( calling drum), Ngom (long drum), Djembe, Cajon…
• Body percussion : snail-shell and hazelnut, body drumming
1 person per workshop

The manufacturing equipment is provided by François Essindi
You may also order hand-crafted traditional instruments from François.
This workshop may be held in Paris or anywhere in Europe
(with your transportation and accommodation support)

This instrument is called NGOMO or NGOMBI, François comments. It is an African harp that I love.
I made this one myself, then tuned it, and it vibrates the sounds of the rythms of the rain forest where it was born.
« Hand-crafting and recreating Traditional Ekang musical instruments has been no small task for François, as he  has transcended the practice of manufacturing Ekang instruments in his home lands of Cameroon, and relocated his productions to France… » Oringi World
A musical journey through tradition :
A musician, composer, actor, story-teller, teacher and self-taught luthier, François ESSINDI was born in Ekoudou (Cameroon) on 3/3/70.
François music-wise works with different artists from various backgrounds, with dance and theatre companies as an actor or music composer. For one of his latest live performances, he was part of a french-senegalese creation  by dance company Tiewe art « Regards dansés ». This combination of traditional music, story telling, classical dance, theatre and music, took place in Paris, 18. He defines his music project as ”The Tag Ekang Music  Experience”, bringing together on stage instruments, sounds, machines and musicians from all backgrounds.
A luthier :
He works with and upon traditional music instruments, that are on the verge of extinction, and which he self-handcrafts in Paris, sometimes modifying their original shape.
An actor :
Educated at the National Orchestra of Cameroon and thanks to numerous trainings and cultural meetings, François is also an actor and followed many educational sessions via the Goethe Institute in Yaoundé and the French Cultural Centre in Yaoundé.
A professional actor, François played with several theatre companies in Cameroon. Among others he shared a long adventure with the Eyala Pena company, a road theatre company. He also shared a project together with the Un-Excursus theatre company, based in Montrouge, France.
François ESSINDI is a current member of the ALEPH theatre Company in Ivry-sur-Seine, France.
He is currently on stage with this Company in a play written and directed by Chilean director and actor Oscar Castro (dec. 2021).

Contact : François Essindi +33(0) 604 126 911
Please send a mail to check conditions : abakuya@gmail.com

Craft a Ngomo and learn to play traditional instruments from South Cameroon » A masterclass for Musicians – Instrumentalists – Lovers of music and Instruments craft A genuine master drummer will introduce you to the traditional instruments from the Rain Forest. He plays traditional wind, skin-stretched, stringed and body-activated instruments such as : • Stringed : Mvet, Ngomo (traditional harps) • Wind : Pygmy flute, leaves, mouth–activated bow • Drums : Nkul ( calling drum), Ngom (long drum), Djembe, Cajon... • Body percussion : snail-shell and hazelnut, body drumming 1 person per workshop

jan. 2022

Vertiginous percussionist and prolific composer, François Essindi Abakuya

Vertiginous percussionist and prolific composer, François Essindi Abakuya invents a personal musical universe (the « Tag Ekang Music Experiences … ») and vibrant which, both in substance and in form, gives new meaning to two words: Freedom and Ancestors. Commitment by and in music: this is the guideline of his creations which never cease to be a call to Artists, non-artists and all those who work around and in the World of Entertainment (Mixers; arrangers, programmers, musicians , remixer; instrumentalists …) François Essindi surprises with his originality and the authenticity of his call for contributions … François Essindi was rewarded by his Ancestors … The artist his repertoire and invites other artists to intervene in this repertoire for a more elaborate production. Like a bottle to the sea; the CD « Tag Ekang Music Experience … » is an official call for participation to the greatest number. Without waiting for the Coups de cœur, the nominations, the Victories and the Music Awards of the Music Awards … François Essindi Abakuya believes in work, faith and collaboration, because « Another World is possible » The artist says to stay tuned for a favorable follow-up to his call … The links for listening to the CD « Tag Ekang Music Experience … »: – Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/fr/album/tag-ekang- musique-exp% C3% A9riences-instrumental / 1577945872 – https://music.apple.com/fr/album/tag-ekang-music-experience/1580553281 – Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/fr/album/246759962 – https: //www.deezer .com / fr / album / 250776012 – Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/album/2coMfalu4boVrR5FdjN8Zi – https://open.spotify.com/album/2q7Va6vBJG0c7Kx3pa8fKC – Amazon Music: https://music.amazon. en / albums / B09B418311 – https://music.amazon.fr/albums/B09C9F1NMT

Cd Tag Ekang Music Expérience...

Cd Tag Ekang Music Expérience…

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Percussionniste vertigineux et compositeur prolifique…

Percussionniste vertigineux et compositeur prolifique, François Essindi Abakuya invente un univers musical personnel, (la « Tag Ekang Music Expériences… ») et vibrant qui, tant sur le fond que sur la forme, redonne tout son sens à deux mots : Liberté et Ancêtres. L’engagement par et dans la musique : telle est la ligne directrice de ses créations qui ne cessent d’être un appel aux Artistes, non artistes et tout ceux qui travaillent autour et dans le Monde du Spectacle (Mixeurs; arrangeurs, programmateurs, musiciens , remixeur ; instrumentistes…) François Essindi surprend par son originalité et l’authenticité de son appel à contribution…
François Essindi a été récompensé par ses Ancêtres… L’artiste son répertoire et invite d’autres artistes à intervenir dans ce répertoire pour une production plus élaborée. Comme une bouteille à la Mer; le Cd « Tag Ekang Music Expérience… » est un appel officiel à participation au plus grand nombre. Sans attendre les Coups de cœur, les nominations, les Victoires et les Prix des musiques des Music Awards… François Essindi Abakuya croit au travail, à la foi et à la collaboration, car« Un Autre Monde est possible »
L’artiste dit rester en écoute pour une suite favorable à son appel…
Les lien d’écoute du Cd « Tag Ekang Music Expérience… » :
- Apple Music : https://music.apple.com/fr/album/tag-ekang- musique-exp%C3%A9riences-instrumental/1577945872
- https://music.apple.com/fr/album/tag-ekang-music-experience/1580553281
- Deezer : https://www.deezer.com/fr/album/246759962
- https://www.deezer .com/fr/album/250776012
- Spotify : http://open.spotify.com/album/2coMfalu4boVrR5FdjN8Zi
- https://open.spotify.com/album/2q7Va6vBJG0c7Kx3pa8fKC
- Amazon Music : https://music.amazon. fr/albums/B09B418311
- https://music.amazon.fr/albums/B09C9F1NMT
Merci

Cd Tag Ekang Music Expérience...

Cd Tag Ekang Music Expérience…

Festival international du conte Paul-Henri-Gérard en Guyane

François Essindi - Contes et musique - Théatre Aleph 22.10.2017François Essindi sera présent au Festival international du conte Paul-Henri-Gérard en Guyane du 2 au 9 novembre 2019

Le festival aura pour thème « LES MOTS CROISES».