Product Information: Known to play beautiful and exotic melodic tunes, the balafon, a type of wooden xylophone or percussion idiophone, usually has between 16 and 27 keys. According to oral records of Manding history narrated by griots, the balafon has been played in Africa since the rise of the Mali Empire in the 12th century.
This beautifully handcrafted instrument is created using different sized African gourds and wooden plates. It's a unique piece for any musician and makes a fabulous gift for any music lover. Mallet included.
Each balafon is unique. Images are only representative.