Kiatu 8 Note Rosewood Kalimba

SKU: 73187

Sale price$79.99


8 Note Steel Keys, Rosewood Body 3" x 5" in Size

The thumb piano originates in Africa. It is also known as the kalimba, or mbira.
The metal keys are mounted on a wooden box that acts as the resonating chamber. Longer keys have lower pitches and shorter keys have higher pitches.
Kalimba Use In Pop Culture:
A Kalimba is used in songs by artists such as Genesis, Earth, Wind & Fire, John Mayer, Vampire Weekend, Jo Mango, King Crimson & Laura Barrett
A Kalimba is playing in the opening theme from Pink Floyd's "A Saucerful of Secrets"
A Kalimba was used by James Horner in the soundtrack of Aliens, specifically in the cue "The Complex".
A Kalimba was used by Danny Elfman on the soundtrack of Edward Scissorhands, specifically during the first 9 bars of "Mob."
Please Note: Kalimbas are a traditional African musical instrument that have various tuning systems and will need to be tuned to your preference upon first usage.

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