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Offline holybark

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I am looking for a Mogongo and a Ngombi harp
« on: February 08, 2013, 07:41:53 PM »
Who can I contact to aquire these instruments?: Mogongo and a Ngombi harp.  I would super duper appreciate any help.
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Re: I am looking for a Mogongo and a Ngombi harp
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2013, 08:27:10 AM »
Difficult.  Contacting Tatayo @ Ebando and seeing if anyone in your country is going there for initiation is a possibility.  Other possibility is the contact the artist Ben Taylor on FB and ask him. 

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Re: I am looking for a Mogongo and a Ngombi harp
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2013, 12:12:01 AM »
difficult indeed. thanks for the info.
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Re: I am looking for a Mogongo and a Ngombi harp
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2013, 12:29:14 PM »
What I really don't understand (please forgive my ignorance) is Ebando/Tatayo/Yann Guignon are always complaining about running out of Iboga and saying they don't have money to buy it...

YET...

They refuse to sell Iboga SEEDS, and are very reluctant to sell Ngombi's and Mougongo's.  I mean on the cultural artifacts alone from the Bwiti and Gabon they could raise size able income alone and yet they don't act on it.  They even make it look like you can purchase via Ebando but then when you check it they don't want to.  A serious WTF???

None of my business I guess but I'd sure like to make it a business. 

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Re: I am looking for a Mogongo and a Ngombi harp
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2013, 01:08:12 PM »
Hey.... does anyone know how they can be constructed? It doesn't look like something you need to be a master carpentor for... I've been looking on the web, thusfar no find on how to construct one.

I really like to have my own instruments, yes  8)


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Re: I am looking for a Mogongo and a Ngombi harp
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2013, 03:22:05 AM »

We here in our community want to build our bwiti inside and out. This means having the Mogongo and a Ngombi at our disposal to learn to work with via the sacrament. For now we are working on building our own Mogongo to start with. I asked my brother who plays Mogongo for instructions and this was his response.

"If you can get the materials. For the arc, you need a supple new growth hardwood, 2 or 3 seasons old. Have to cut it fresh, shape it. The string is rattan material. the m'basso you can make from a bamboo, I think." ~ Bovenga

Hope this helps!
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Re: I am looking for a Mogongo and a Ngombi harp
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2013, 02:28:07 PM »
http://www.danmoi.com/rattan-string-mouth-bow-african-style.html

For Ngombi I guess one needs to contact...

https://www.facebook.com/bovenga.namuduma

On facebook, can get Mougongo from Gabon too but it would be much easier to just get from the link provided. 

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Re: I am looking for a Mogongo and a Ngombi harp
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2013, 02:29:55 AM »
Wowza KP, you never cease to impress on your search skills.
That Kambo really does allow you to find what you seek.
I would like to buy one of these mougongos soon



http://www.danmoi.com/rattan-string-mouth-bow-african-style.html

For Ngombi I guess one needs to contact...

https://www.facebook.com/bovenga.namuduma

On facebook, can get Mougongo from Gabon too but it would be much easier to just get from the link provided.
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Re: I am looking for a Mogongo and a Ngombi harp
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2013, 05:36:27 PM »
Holy wow! Thank you so much!
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Re: I am looking for a Mogongo and a Ngombi harp
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2013, 06:07:11 PM »
Would buying and playing this instrument, as a white dude who's never physically been to Africa, be cultural appropriation or disrespectful in any way?

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Re: I am looking for a Mogongo and a Ngombi harp
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2013, 08:05:38 PM »
If you feel it is disrespectful than I guess so, then again I don't measure my skin color by definitions of white or black but the many gradients of sun exposure gifts.  I have never been to Gabon but learned how to play from watching the youtube videos, others seem to be entertained by it when I play. 

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Re: I am looking for a Mogongo and a Ngombi harp
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2013, 03:34:57 AM »
That didn't really answer my question. If I feel it is disrespectful then it is? I don't know if it is... I'd like to hear maybe from people who are, or have spoken to, people from around Gabon.

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Re: I am looking for a Mogongo and a Ngombi harp
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2013, 08:57:48 AM »
Easy to find them on Facebook.   I think that because you have the question and think that it could be disrespectful that for you it is not proper.  But for me it makes total sense.  How could I answer your question as I am not you?  Just like I've always been drawn to Africa and feel completely at home with it's vibes and music but someone else might find it foreign.  To me the Mougongo is the epitome of the African vibe and the perfect tool for enhancing Iboga or Ayahuasca.  I also find it very fitting as it makes frog like reverberations which goes well for the Kambo ceremonies. 

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Re: I am looking for a Mogongo and a Ngombi harp
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2013, 02:28:47 PM »
Anyone else?

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Re: I am looking for a Mogongo and a Ngombi harp
« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2013, 05:04:02 PM »
With Iboga, intention and respect is paramount. So, I would imagine you could easily apply those same criteria to an instrument that is so strongly associated with Iboga.

If your intention is wholesome, I see no harm in playing such an instrument. Is it disrespectful for whites to play the Sitar? I don't think so....

If I feel it is disrespectful then it is? I don't know if it is...
I wouldn't feel comfortable doing something if I thought it was disrespectful regardless of whether or not someone else whose opinion I valued on the matter told me it was OK. Ultimately we're answerable to ourselves are we not? ( a thought that would be good to consider in another thread that is hot on this forum at the moment..!!)
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