We are thrilled to announce that the Bambajam Pelangi has been recognised for two educational awards in the UK.

The Bambajam Pelangi won Gold for All Resources in the Primary Teachers Update Awards and Overall Winner in the Practical Pre-School Awards 2016.

The awards results were announced at a ceremony on September 16, 2016 in Birmingham, UK.  The Bambajam Pelangi was recognised for its educational value within early years education and early childhood development. This is a poignant moment for Bambajam Pelangi innovator and creator, Duncan McKee and his business partner and wife Lee Ann as the Bambajam Pelangi was designed and developed through numerous iterations together with their young daughter Finley, who is now five years old.

“I am incredibly proud and touched at Bambajam being recognised for these prestigious awards both as an educator and as a father,” said Duncan McKee, Founder and Inventor of Bambajam.

“The Bambajam Pelangi is an innovative music tool and accompanying education program that’s beautifully designed specifically for education and has numerous uses and applications to teach music and social emotional skills for children. The creative and imaginative ways of it being used, the colours and the sounds are all elements that we created and nurtured through playing with our daughter Finley in her early years while living in Bali. This is a proud moment for all of our family.”

Some of the comments made from the judges include:

“We thoroughly enjoyed this. It’s a whole learning experience in one piece of kit! It definitely ticks all the right boxes with regards to EYFS in all elements of children’s learning and development. Children really enjoyed using it to experiment making different sounds and we felt it was a great introduction to the idea of reading music. It supports the ability to allow and promote creativity and imagination through storytelling as well as rhyme, rhythm, turn taking and teamwork. A firm favourite, would recommend.”


Learn more about the Bambajam Pelangi on the product page. The Bambajam Pelangi is currently available for education in the UK through our educational distributor Drums For Schools. Global enquiries can be made by contacting info@bambajam.com.

Read the release from Practical PreSchool here. Read the release from Primary School Update here.

We are thrilled to announce that Bambajam has been shortlisted for the Best Music Education Product Award at the 2016 Music Teacher Awards for Excellence in the UK.

We are in the shortlist alongside four other incredible educational products. Announcements were made via email on November 16, 2015.

On hearing the results, Duncan McKee, Bambajam creator and CEO commented, “This is such a privilege and honour to be recognised by the music educational community for Bambajam’s educational significance”. Duncan is currently based in Bali, Indonesia running the Bambajam program at Green School, Bali – known as The Greenest School On Earth. 

Bambajam Educational Musical Resource Pelangi

Bambajam Symphony Set

Winners will be announced at a Gala Dinner in Knightsbridge, London in February 2016 as part of the Music Education Expo Conference.

We are doing all sorts of happy dances here and will keep you informed about the results.

Learn more about the one-octave, colour coded Bambajam Pelangi here and the three-octave Bambajam Symphony here.

To learn more about the awards and the Music Education Expo 2016 London, please visit the website here: http://www.musiceducationexpo.co.uk/