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Ghanaian Balaphone Percussion Xylophone

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SKU: 19-gh2a_19-gh2b

Availability: In Stock

Origin: Ghana

Size: [6 Note] 20"L x 12"W x 10"T [8 Note] 22"L x 15"W x 11"T

Materials: Wood, goat hide, calabash gourds

The balaphone is a traditional West African percussion instrument that resembles a xylophone. Created by master Ghanaian balaphone builders, each small balaphone includes six wooden notes with calabash gourd resonators of decreasing size, and the larger instrument includes eight wooden notes. The entire piece is lashed with strips of goatskin.

This beautifully tuned African musical instrument is as inviting to the eye as to the hand. Mallet included.

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