KBA171

Kambala balaphon // 2 octaves

Ref: Kambala KBA171 new
  • 8 note single octave balaphon
  • Balaphon are tuned diatonically, but not always to C
  • Buzzing resonators add the classic West African sound
  • The Balaphon is originally from Guinea and is the melody instrument of West Africa
  • The resonators are made from gourds
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The balaphone is a resonated frame, wooden keyed percussion instrument of West Africa; part of the idiophone family of tuned percussion instruments (that includes the xylophone, marimba, glockenspiel, and the vibraphone).

Sound is produced by striking the tuned keys with two padded sticks. Buzzing resonators add the classic West African sound.

Balaphon are tuned diatonically, but not always to C.   
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