Mbira African

Mbira African


Discover one of the cultural aspects of Africa with the Mbira

Explore the sounds of the African continent with this Mbira, a real small traditional percussion musical instrument. Through relaxing melodies, travel to sub-Saharan Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique by simply operating the reeds of this immaculately white Thumb Piano. Equipped with 17 blades, this Mbira model of African inspiration will be ideal to start learning this Instrument which conceals many mysteries.

Offered as a gift  :

  • A cloth bag to protect the Instrument from dust
  • A tuning hammer
  • A cleaning cloth
  • A set of stickers to facilitate the memorization of musical notes


Listen to a ballad played with this Musical Instrument


The Mbira, a simple instrument to learn

Do you want to interpret charming music as quickly as possible with a Musical Instrument? Accordingly, opt for the Kalimba . In this Instrument, everything has been planned to support you in its initiation. Each of the slats corresponds to a single musical note and the scores naturally inform you when you need to move them. No need to learn difficult music theory symbols. You will interpret the pieces with ease and without false note.



Learn an original facet of African culture

The Kalimba turns out to be a small Musical Instrument of the idiophone family whose first traces date back more than 3 millennia all over the West African coast. He was designated as Mbira then Sanza and assumed a notable function within a multitude of African populations in the Zambezi valley. By using its delicate, atypical and extraordinary sounds, you will undoubtedly escape to discover African musical culture.



A Finger Piano made from materials with low environmental impact

Some poor quality Kalimbas sometimes turn out to be made from chipboard. It is, in reality, to crush shavings in order to group them together using chemical glues harmful to health. At Instruments du Monde, all of our wooden Sanzas are made from raw components. The Instruments turn out to be, therefore, more visually pleasing, but essentially they do not introduce toxic products into the manufacturing process.



Use the vibrations of the Thumb Piano to boost your physical and psychological condition

Did you know that every time you play a note with the Finger Piano , you will feel the vibrations going through your body? This is one of the great strengths of this Musical Instrument. All the players love to perceive with their hands each of the sounds generated. In this way, the Finger Piano happens to be great for meditation or used through music therapy. The instrument will guarantee you to reach a complete appeasement as well as a period of tranquility the time of a song.



Get closer to African musical culture with this Mbira!



Technical characteristics of the African-inspired Mbira

  • Type of instrument: Percussion – Idiophone – Lamellophone
  • Number of Blades, Keys or Notes: 17
  • Resonance box: No
  • Materials: Solid pine wood body, high quality steel slats
  • Weight: 270 grams
  • Dimensions: 17.7 x 12.5 x 2 centimeters
  • Key: C major


This Kalimba, a little simple in its design, does not satisfy you? The Mbira type Idiophone as well as the Thumb Piano are models that both offer many very colorful designs so that all musicians can find their account.