(Balaphone, Balifon, Balafo, African Xylophone, African Marimba, Gyil)

Mfg. by Unknown

From Kenya. Notes are approx C#3 (+45c), Eb3 (-30c), E3 (+44c), F#3 (+35c), Ab3 (+5c), Bb3 (+15c), C#4 (-45c), Eb4 (+20c).

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  • Quick demo of Kenyan balafon. Note that mallet choice can widely affect timbre.

Please note: these are just examples, as playing technique and mallet/stick choices often have a great effect on the timbre.

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