Master Series Burkinabé Balafon – 18 Key

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

$1,200.00

Available on backorder

SKU: burk-bala-18 Categories: ,

This instrument requires courier freight and cannot be purchased online.

Direct from our Griot friends at Burkina Azza who commissioned them for us with their balafon maker. This professional Burkinabé balafon has been hand made by master artisans from individually tuned keys, cow hide and calabash resonators. Each gourd has a small hole with very thin paper (traditionally a thin membrane) over it, which creates the buzzing resonance that is so characteristic of West African music.

Balafon are a wooden keyed percussive idiophone of West Africa. Balafon is a Manding name, but variations exist across West Africa, including the Balangi (Sierra Leone), Gyil (Dagara), Lobi and Gurunsi (Ghana, Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire).

All Balafon come with a set of mallets.

Details

Country of Origin…………………. Burkina Faso
Dimensions (L x W x H)………… 125cm x 60cm x 30cm
Weight…………………………………. 11.5kgs

How to Purchase
This instrument requires courier freight and cannot be purchased online. Please get in touch:
(03) 9525 3073
[email protected]

1 review for Master Series Burkinabé Balafon – 18 Key

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Debie

    This is Such a beautiful warm instrument, so trancy to play 🙂 Sounds amazing 🙂

    thanks much 🙂

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