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Ghanaian Balafon Percussion Xylophone

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SKU: 19-gh2a

Availability: In Stock

Origin: Ghana

Size: 19"L x 12"W x 10"T

Materials: Wood, goat hide, calabash gourds

The balafon, also known as a balaphone, is a traditional West African percussion instrument that resembles a xylophone. Created by master Ghanaian builders, each balafon includes six wooden notes with calabash gourd resonators of decreasing size. 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. Mallets included.