National Museum of Music (Burkina Faso)


The National Museum of Music is located in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso in a two-story building on Oubritenga Avenue on the south side of the Phillipe Zinda Kabore School. The building once housed the Association for the Development of African Architecture and Urban Planning (ADAUA) and has now grown to accommodate the museum.

Its first collection dates back to September 1998 and March 1999. It holds some of the greatest musical and traditional instruments which are part of the diverse communities in Burkina Faso and which are in use even today. Musical instruments from all families are represented including, this includes aero phones, membranophones, idiophones and chordophones. They range from five to 200 years in age.

The museum is open to members of the public from Tuesday to Saturday at 09h00am until 12h30pm and again at 15h00pm until 17h30pm.

BFOuagadougou, Burkina Faso


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Profile added by Ano Shumba on 31 Aug 2015