balafon

West African xylophone made of wood slats and calabash resonators. Variations appear throughout Africa such as the marimba in Mozambique.
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balafon

(from the article `Central African Republic`) ...the expansion of crafts, however, and most of them disappeared. Today woven mats and baskets, simple wooden utensils, carved stools, pottery, and ...
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Balafon

The balafon is West African xylophone: set of three: bass, mid range and high one for soloing.
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Balafon

West African xylophone: set of three: bass, mid range and high one for soloing.
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Balafon

The Balafon (Balafong, Balaphone) is a kind of wooden xylophone or percussion idiophone which plays melodic tunes and usually has between 16 to 27 keys which has been played in the region since the 1300s and originated in Mali according to the Manding history narrated by the griots. ==History== Believed to have been developed independently of the ...
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