The National Museum of Music is located in Ouagadougou in a
two-story building on Oubritenga Avenue on the south side of
the Phillipe Zinda Kabore School.
building that once housed the Association for the Development
of African Architecture and Urban Planning (ADAUA), was renovated
to accommodate the museum. The building is in Sudanese Sahelian
style with dome-shaped roofs.The
museum is in the centre of the city and is easily accessible
to the general public.
The first collection, put together between September 1998 and
March 1999 is constantly growing. Instruments from all families
are represented including aerophones, membranophones, idiophones
and chordophones. Each object is the only one of its kind and
varies from 5 to 200 years in age.
museum is headed by the curator, Parfait Z. Bambara, and staff
trained by the Cultural Heritage Branch. The museum is open
from Tuesday to Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to noon and 3:30 p.m. to 6:30
p.m. The museum has an auditorium and a workshop for both children