Khassonke

Khassonke

About Khassonke

The Khassonke are an ethnic group of Mali's Kayes Region. Descendants of the Fula and Malinke Khasso kingdoms, they speak the Khassonke/Xaasongaxango language, a Manding language similar to Bambara. Their traditional musical instruments are the dundunba (a big cylindrical drum with two skins), the jingo (a small cylindrical drum with two skins), the tantanwo (a small drum), the tamandinwo (an aisselle drum), as well as lutes and harps and hunters' whistles.

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