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Kalimba - a thumb piano

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  • The thumb piano is a very famous African instrument. Also known as a " sansa" and "mbira" this instrument is found throughout central, western and eastern Africa and is played by many musicians. The kalimba is played by holding the instrument in the hands and plucking the tines with the thumbs.
     
    I've started making these instruments two years ago and I still find something new about them and about music in general.
    Music instruments are something that bonds tools and art together so make these instruments as if I was making art.
     
    These are some of my hand made boxes full of music: