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a frican m usical i nstruments PRODUCT CATALOGUE 2014


Welcome to the African Musical Instruments educational range! African Musical Instruments is a social enterprise founded in 2012 by Natalie Cooper, a graphic designer and illustrator from London. The African Musical Instruments book has been purchased by schools, charities and individuals in the UK and internationally. The range of instruments available have also been very popular with the general public. Natalie is passionate about high quality, fair-trade ethical and sustainable products and every effort has been made to reflect this in the products the company offers. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Book printers: Printed in the UK. Only use FSC® and PEFC approved products. Deliveries shared wherever possible reducing the environmental impact of transport runs. Recycle wherever possible. Offset carbon emissions by planting trees in the local community. Work with environmental agencies and carbon reduction firms to constantly evaluate and implement new green projects Operate from a BREEAM building built to minimise everything from the carbon emissions and insulation to natural light and ventilation within the premises. Monitor and target employees in reducing waste during the manufacturing process. Awards and Accreditations

ISO 14001 / ISO 9001 / Investors in the Environment / Peterborough Skills Vision / British Printing Industries Federation / Direct Marketing Association / Breeam premises / East of England Business Champions 2011 / FSC and PEFC chain-of-custody / Océ UK Award for Digital Innovation / ISO 5001:2011 (forthcoming)

Instruments: Fair trade Ethically sourced Sustainable financially, materially and culturally Handmade Long term relationships Made predominantly in Ghana, Senegal, Kenya and the Gambia with some instruments from Bali. Instrument production is not part of any cooperative scheme but led by master craftspeople. *Unless stated otherwise Other printed matter: Supplier has accredited with ISO 14001, ISO 9001 and FSC quality standards and was short-listed for Print Week Environmental Company of the Year 2011 award. 100% of waste is recycled on site. TERMS AND CONDITIONS: 1. Payment must be made within 30 days of invoice date. 2. All prices are exclusive of VAT. 3. Carriage will be charged at £7.95. 4. Minimum order £50. 5. Sizes given may vary. Images not to scale. 6. Items received broken will be replaced but must be retained for possible inspection. 7. Products are non-returnable unless faulty. 8. Claims for breakage/shortage must be reported within 7 days of delivery. 9. No claims can be considered if made after 5 days and payment will be required in full. 10. Unauthorised returns will not be accepted for credit and will be returned at the customer's expense. 11. Amounts may not be withheld or delayed by the buyer for unauthorised returns or otherwise without the written agreement of a representative of the company. 12. Goods remain the property of African Musical Instruments until paid for in full. 13. Orders are not accepted until confirmed in writing (either by invoice sent with goods or otherwise). 14. Orders to be sent via email. 15. Most orders dispatched within 5 working days. Some may take longer so delivery date will be confirmed at time of order. 16. Discounts: Books and printed matter: 40% discount for trade, schools and bookshops unless stated otherwise. • Instruments: 35% discount unless starred "*" where discount is 20%. • Available for bulk orders available on request. QUERIES AND CONTACT: Natalie Cooper // info@ami-book.com //

+447988 685 815

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided on all AMI documentation, literature and website is accurate and up to date, but no legal responsibility is accepted for any errors, omissions or misleading statements.


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BOOKS AFRICAN MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS BOOK AMI Discounts available for schools, bookshops and large orders.

African Musical Instruments is an educational children’s book written and illustrated by graphic designer Natalie Cooper. It includes 21 full colour illustrations of instruments from mainly subSaharan Africa, with a little background on each, looking at when, where and with whom it originated; when and how it is played; what the instrument is made of and its cultural significance; religious and spiritual usage; and its spread throughout the continent and indeed the world via enslaved Africans. PRODUCT DETAILS RRP (£) 7.95 Copyright Natalie Cooper (Creative Commons Attribution- NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported) Edition First Edition Publisher Natalie Cooper Published 01 September 2012 Language English Pages 29 Binding Saddle-stitch Paperback Interior Ink Full colour Weight (g) 110 Dimensions (mm) 228.6 x 177.8 ISBN 978-162776142-0

AFRICAN MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS: COLOURING BOOK

AMC

Discounts available for schools, bookshops and large orders.

An educational children’s book written and illustrated by graphic designer Natalie Cooper. Black and white version of above. PRODUCT DETAILS RRP (£) 5.95 Copyright Natalie Cooper (Creative Commons Attribution- NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported) Edition First Edition Publisher Natalie Cooper Published 01 September 2012 Language English Pages 29 Binding Saddle-stitch Paperback Interior Ink Black & White Weight (g) 110 Dimensions (mm) 228.6 x 177.8 ISBN 978-162776250-2

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AFRICAN PATTERNS: COLOURING BOOK APX Discounts available for schools, bookshops and large orders.

The African Patterns Colouring Book is a children’s book created by Graphic Designer Natalie Cooper. Inspired by African motifs from across the continent, this packed 49 page book is designed to entertain for hours! PRODUCT DETAILS RRP (£) 3.95 Copyright Natalie Cooper (Standard Copyright Licence) Edition First Edition Publisher Natalie Cooper Published 1 August 2012 Language English Pages 49 Binding Saddle-stitch Paperback Interior Ink Black & White Weight (g) 140 Dimensions (mm) 228.6 x 177.8 ISBN 978-162776821-4

AFRICAN PATTERNS: COLOURING PAGES CPX Different sizes available, 30 pack. Discounts for bulk orders.

30 pack of assorted designs from the African Patterns Colouring Book. PRODUCT DETAILS Ink Black & White Dimensions (mm) 210 x 297, 297 x 420 Size A4 A3 RRP (£) 6 10

CARDS CD4

AFRICAN PATTERNS CARDS

7 Pack RRP £7 - Available as singles RRP £2 each

Bright, beautiful multicoloured sets of blank cards for any occasion. Designs from the African Patterns Colouring Book. Pack of 7. Assorted singles available. PRODUCT DETAILS Interior Blank Dimensions (mm) 148 x 210

CD1

CD2

CD3

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POSTCARDS AND POSTERS

PPX

"DID YOU KNOW?" SETS

Assorted pages, not watermarked. Enquire for A2.

Featuring an array of interesting facts not included in the book, these bright posters and postcards are perfect for the classroom or any educational setting. PRODUCT DETAILS Size A6 postcard x10 A3 x 1 RRP (ÂŁ) 8 6

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INSTRUMENTS PRODUCT DETAILS

Each instrument comes with a label containing information about the instrument and how to play.

BELLS SINGLE BELL*

More sizes available.

ASX

PRODUCT DETAILS Country Ghana Weight (kg) 3 Sizes S M L RRP (£) 12 15 17

DOUBLE BELL*

More sizes available.

ADX

PRODUCT DETAILS Country Ghana Weight (kg) 5 Sizes S M L RRP (£) 15 18 22

THUMB PIANOS SMALL MOUNTED THUMB PIANO Assorted colours and patterns

KAS

PRODUCT DETAILS Dimensions (Ømm) 120 RRP (£) 12

PRODUCT DETAILS Dimensions (mm) 160 x 80 RRP (£) 8

MEDIUM MOUNTED THUMB PIANO KAM Assorted colours and patterns

PRODUCT DETAILS Dimensions (mm) 380 x 250 x 200 Weight (kg) 0.3 RRP (£) 60

TPM

This thumb piano has a rosewood body with two vibrato holes and seventeen tuned steel keys.

PRODUCT DETAILS Dimensions (Ømm) 150 RRP (£) 15

This is a box thumb piano with bamboo keys.

MEDIUM THUMB PIANO Factory produced

A beautifully decorated six key thumb piano mounted in a coconut shell.

Traditional thumb piano

TPS

Designs vary

This five key thumb piano, nicknamed ‘the traveller's friend‘, is a small, portable entertaining accompaniment for long journeys.

A beautifully decorated seven key thumb piano mounted in a coconut shell.

BOX THUMB PIANO*

THUMB PIANO

PRODUCT DETAILS Dimensions (mm) 127 x 178 Weight (kg) 0.6 RRP (£) 35

TPB TRADITIONAL THUMB PIANO Assorted designs Made from a block of wood, tuned metal keys and bottle top resonators.

TPL

PRODUCT DETAILS Dimensions (mm) 150 Weight (kg) 0.8 RRP (£) 70 6


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XYLOPHONES BALAFON 6 KEY Also available in 9 and 10 note.

BS6

This six key West African xylophone is amplified by dried fruits beneath attached to each key. It is not tuned to the Western scale. Country Gambia Dimensions (mm) 450 x 260 x 150

FLUTES A wooden flute decorated by burning patterns into the wood.

ATENTEBEN*

FLK

PRODUCT DETAILS 500 5

STRINGS GOURD GUITAR*

Sizes may vary A two stringed lute with a dried fruit body.

ARCHED HARP*

LUT

8 and 10 string available

This beautifully decorated lute is made in Accra by the Burkina community. It is made with wood, natural skin and gourd. PRODUCT DETAILS Country Ghana RRP (£) 150 7

Traditional African Harp An arched harp typical of the African continent.

PRODUCT DETAILS Country Ghana Dimensions (mm) 760 x 280 x 150 Weight (kg) 5 RRP (£) 130

PRODUCT DETAILS Country Ghana Weight (kg) 5 RRP (£) 60

NGONI 6 STRING*

Sizes may vary Ashanti flute from the southcentral region of Ghana made from bamboo.

FLA

PRODUCT DETAILS Country Ghana Dimensions (mm) 370 x 30Ø Weight (g) 500 RRP (£) 17

Country Kenya Dimensions (mm) 380 x 20Ø

Weight (g) RRP (£)

Available in small (10, 12, 14 key) and large (8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 key)

PRODUCT DETAILS Country Ghana Dimensions (mm) 560 x 480 x 300 Weight (kg) 1.3 RRP (£) 60

1.14 52

KENYAN FLUTE

BS8

This balafon is traditionally made in the Dagarti style of North Western Ghana. It is tuned to the pentatonic scale and is amplified by dried fruits beneath the keys.

PRODUCT DETAILS Weight (kg) RRP (£)

BALAFON 8 KEY*

NGO

HAR


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DRUMS MINI DJEMBE

DJX

Designs vary

SMALL DJEMBE

Assorted diameters and colours

These small natural skin drums are available painted or carved.

DJS

These drums are traditionally made by specialist craftsmen. The drum body is made from seasoned dead mango wood and the skin is goat.

PRODUCT DETAILS Dimensions (mm) 150 x 110Ø RRP (£) 8

PRODUCT DETAILS

Country Guinea, Senegal Dimensions (mm) 180 x 150Ø

VALUE DJEMBE

Assorted colours and patterns

DJV

High quality djembe drum with a wide variety of unique dotted designs.

Two designs available

18

MEDIUM DJEMBE

Smaller and larger sizes available

DJM

This west African drum is traditionally made and has natural skin. Its size makes it portable and is suitable for the young to the intermediate player.

PRODUCT DETAILS Dimensions (mm) 300 x 180Ø RRP (£) 30

LARGE DJEMBE

RRP (£)

DJL

PRODUCT DETAILS Country Senegal Dimensions (mm) 400 x 200Ø RRP (£) 62

This strong and sturdy fibreglass drum is easy to play and light in weight. It is ideal for use in schools and groups. PRODUCT DETAILS RRP (£) 90 Dimensions (mm) 450 x 280Ø

PERCUSSION SISTRUM RATTLE Sizes may vary

These bright and ancient rattles are made from a piece of wood wrapped in colourful cloth. The flattened bottle tops give the instrument a distinctive sound. PRODUCT DETAILS

SIS

CAS-CAS Designs vary

CAS

These easy to play instruments are hand painted and vibrantly coloured. PRODUCT DETAILS Dimensions (mm) 170 RRP (£) 5

Country Ghana Dimensions (mm) 300 x 160

RRP (£)

6

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COCONUT RATTLE Colours vary

SHS

SHR

Colours vary

Coconut covered in a net of beads attached to a wooden handle.

Hollowed gourd decorated with a net of glass beads.

PRODUCT DETAILS RRP (£) 10

PRODUCT DETAILS

COWRIE SHEKERE

Country

RRP (£)

SHC

Ghana

15

MEDIUM SHEKERE*

Sizes vary

Available in small and large

Painted hollowed gourd covered with a net of cowrie shells.

Gourd covered in net of glass beads, for playing by hand.

PRODUCT DETAILS

PRODUCT DETAILS Country Ghana RRP (£) 35

Country

RRP (£)

Kenya

25

CAXIXI

Sizes and colours vary

CAR

DOUBLE CAXIXI Sizes and colours vary

Woven basket rattle with gourd base, filled with stones.

Colourful double chamber woven basket rattle filled with stones.

PRODUCT DETAILS

PRODUCT DETAILS

RRP (£)

RRP (£)

Country

Ghana

Country

6

RAKATAK

Sizes vary Rattle made from a wooden handle and gourd rings. Designs made by burning.

RAK

Available attached to raffia

Juju beans attached to kente print band fastened with velcro. Comes in pairs. PRODUCT DETAILS Country

RRP (£)

Ghana

12

Ghana

8

JUJU BEAN RATTLE

Small and large sizes available Dried palm nut shells attached to a wooden handle.

RRP (£)

6

ANKLE JUJU BEAN RATTLE*

CAD

RAJ

Country Ghana Dimensions (mm) 300

Country Senegal Dimensions (mm) 220 x 160

RRP (£)

SHM

PRODUCT DETAILS

PRODUCT DETAILS

9

SHEKERE

RJA

8

WAIST JUJU BEAN RATTLE* Juju beans attached to woven raffia band to be worn around the waist during dance. PRODUCT DETAILS

Country Ghana Dimensions (cm) 100 x 15

RRP (£)

12

RJW


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GOURD RATTLE

RAG

Colours vary

RAH

Hosho seed pods attached to a wooden handle.

A dried gourd decorated by burning and carving attached to a sturdy wooden handle.

PRODUCT DETAILS Country

PRODUCT DETAILS Country

HOSHO MARACA

RRP (£)

Zimbabwe

5

Kenya

Dimensions (mm) 240 RRP (£) 8

TIK TAK

Small and large available, designs vary

TIR

Made with natural skin, painted in a zebra or giraffe design.

Sizes RRP (£)

Kenya

S 4

This tik tak is made from a carved hollowed gourd and cowrie shells. PRODUCT DETAILS Country

PRODUCT DETAILS Country

TIC

TIK TAK

RRP (£) L 6

Kenya

5

PAINTED SHAKER Designs vary

SEED BEAN RATTLE Colours vary

Rubber plant seeds attached to a vibrantly coloured fibreglass handle. PRODUCT DETAILS Dimensions (mm) 250 x 90 RRP (£) 8

RAF

RGP

A hollowed gourd filled with seeds and painted with bright colours, this shaker makes rain like sounds. PRODUCT DETAILS Country

RRP (£)

Senegal

5

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African Musical Instruments Product Catalogue 2014  

The product catalogue for Natalie Cooper's social enterprise African Musical Instruments.

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