February 25, 2013

Kalimba, Mbira

This instrument has seen better days! I've had it for decades and never learned to play it. I don't even remember where I bought it.

It's an African instrument that goes by various names including thumb piano, kalimba, mbira, or sansa. A description in Wikipedia says it's a type of lamellophone.

4 comments:

  1. We sold one of those for around $75 over the summer. I couldn't figure out how to play it either... that is why we sold it.

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  2. Very cool! I wonder what it sounds like.

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  3. You should take a class! Maybe check with a University that has African studies. Having the instrument is half the battle...I bet it would be fun to play! I've always wanted to learn the strummed dulcimer!

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