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12 Note Ghanaian Balaphone Percussion Xylophone

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SKU: 19-gh2c

Availability: In Stock

Origin: Ghana

Size: 28"L x 17"W x 5"T

Materials: Wood, goat hide

The balaphone is a traditional West African percussion instrument that resembles a xylophone. Created by master Ghanaian balaphone builders, each small balaphone includes 12 notes that ring without the usual gourd resonators. 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.