Balaphone 7 Tones

Balaphone 7 Tones

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88.00 €
Ex Tax: 72.73 €

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Balaphone 7 Tones - sample

Description

From the coast of West Africa this xylo or "balafon" is amplified by gourds suspended underneath the wooden keys, not tuned to the western scale!

The balafon is a traditional African all-wooden percussion instrument similar to a xylophone. It is pentatonically tuned, and under each key is a resonating gourd called a calabash, which ensures the instrument's resonance. The keys, made from mahogany wood, are dried over a large fire for 2 weeks to ensure the proper consistency of the wood. The price includes wooden mallets with rubber ends. Originates from the west coast of Africa.


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