Kalimba Mbira Sanza

Kalimba Mbira Sanza


Touch Africa with this Kalimba, Mbira or Sanza

Coming from the African continent, this traditional Musical Instrument initially called Mbira or Sanza was brought up to date by Hugh Tracey in the 1950s to finally become the Kalimba . This small Thumb Piano will allow you to play melodies wherever you want thanks to its small size and its simplicity which makes it an Instrument accessible to all those who are interested in it, even children.

Offered as a gift  :

  • A cloth bag to protect the instrument from dust
  • A tuning hammer
  • A set of stickers to facilitate the memorization of musical notes
  • An instruction booklet
  • Two thumb guards


Watch a musician play the Kalimba



Adopt a new method of relaxation

New scientific research is proving to be completely unequivocal on the matter, Music has an incredibly beneficial influence on the human brain. It acts on the nerve cells in such a way as to invigorate them and therefore has serious therapeutic virtues. The Kalimba, for its part, delivers charming and clear sounds, which reinforces its ability to relax its player. With such a Musical Instrument at your disposal, you will certainly benefit from each of the benefits offered by Music.



Embark on a musical tour in the middle of the African continent

A long time common musical instrument of the African Shona tribe, the Finger Piano quickly spread throughout the African continent hundreds of years ago. It is therefore an Instrument full of history which has been listed as a cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO since 2020. Owning a Finger Piano turns out to be a fantastic way to prevent this little object from falling into oblivion while taking advantage of superb sounds interpreted for millennia in Africa.



An Instrument finally understandable for all without musical knowledge

It is no coincidence that the Kalimba turns out to be referred to as a Thumb Piano . Each of the metal blades of the Instrument corresponds to a single note of Music as with the keyboard of a standard Piano. Which will guarantee that when you vibrate these blades, you will generate exactly the note you want without any chance of making a mistake. On the other hand, the Kalimba happens to be a gift that is suitable for both adults and children who love its easy use which allows them to write and interpret music without delay.



An Mbira made of materials with a low environmental footprint

Are you sensitive to the environmental cause? Same for us! This is why, as far as possible, all of our Mbiras are made from wood originating from sustainably managed forests. Also, this wood is not chemically treated and any waxes used are of natural origin. A win-win exchange whose fact of getting an ecological Musical Instrument does not put you in contact with harmful materials.



Explore African music using this Kalimba, Mbira or Sanza!



Technical characteristics of the Kalimba, Mbira or Sanza

  • Type of instrument: Percussion – Idiophone – Lamellophone
  • Number of Blades, Keys or Notes: 17
  • Resonance box: No
  • Materials: Solid mahogany body, high quality steel slats
  • Key: C major


There are now several hundred different models of Kalimbas with each design more bewitching than the next. Thus, take a look at the Kalimba tuned in 432 Hz which will make you discover another one. You can also look at the Kalimba With a Jack socket which has a device allowing you to plug an amplifier into the Musical Instrument.