The kalimba is a westernized version of a traditional plucked instrument from Zimbabwe called an mbira. Similar instruments such as njari and zanzu have existed all over Africa for thousands of years. The metal tines are tunable, so you can play however you like! Simply sliding the tines up or down to adjust the pitch. When a tine is plucked, the adjacent tines also vibrate. This increases the harmonic complexity of each note in an interesting and pleasant way.
Dimensions: 7cm diameter x 5cm depth. Please note, as these items are handmade, dimensions may vary slightly.
Carvings and / or paintings vary, pictures provided for reference only. Sale is for one unit.
See our full range of kalimba in action in the video!