Master Series Griot, Bobo balafon from Burkina Faso.
Immaculate construction from the densest Khadi hardwood and calabash gourd resonators. Tuned to pentatonic scale. Sound and resonance are superb – a truly pro-level instrument.
***Free Gift : Set of mallets***
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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 khadi (timber) 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.
Country of Origin : Burkina Faso
Dimensions (L x W x H) : 135cm x 55cm x 32cm
Weight : 13 kgs
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