Traditional Kalimba

Traditional Kalimba


Take a folk trip with a Kalimba of the Traditional genre

Very close to the first models of Mbiras having been built more than 3000 years ago, this very classic artisanal Kalimba consists of a simple solid mahogany board on which a set of 17 blades has been installed. 9 different paints are proposed to you in order to find the model which will please you the most. In addition, accessories will be included with your Kalimba of the Traditional genre to assist you in the discovery of African Music.

Given as a gift :

  • A fabric carry bag
  • A tuning hammer
  • A set of stickers to place on the slides to facilitate memorization
  • A cleaning cloth
  • An instruction booklet


Listen to a piece performed using a typical Kalimba



A Finger Piano with elements with a low environmental footprint

Some poor quality Mbiras happen to be made from time to time using reconstituted wood. It is, in reality, to pack sawdust in order to assemble them with synthetic glues harmful to health. At Instruments du Monde, all of our wooden Sanzas happen to be made using raw materials. Musical Instruments are therefore visually prettier, but essentially they do not include nefarious components in the production methods.



The Sanza, an instrument easy to master

Do you want to play wonderful songs with a Musical Instrument as quickly as possible? Therefore, choose the Thumb Piano . In this Instrument, everything has been simplified in order to assist you in learning it. Each of the keys corresponds to a single musical note and the scores clearly show you when it is necessary to press them. He is not obliged to understand the complicated signs of music theory. You will play the melodies with ease and without false note.



Join the closed club of Sanza players who benefit from a care perspective

Were you aware that every time you press a blade with the Finger Piano , you will feel the vibrations criss-cross your body? This is one of the great advantages of this Instrument. All instrumentalists love to feel all the sounds produced with their palms. Therefore, the Finger Piano happens to be remarkable for meditation or on the occasion of music therapy. It will allow you to achieve total calm as well as a period of tranquility while listening to music.



Take a musical tour in the middle of the African continent

Were you informed that all the archaeological indices of the Finger Piano prove that this Musical Instrument appeared first on the African continent? This small object turned out to be then used in particular in the country of Zimbabwe for religious rites or to communicate with the dead. When you have a Finger Piano in your hands, it is sure that you will create a connection to Africa with this small Instrument steeped in history



Treat yourself to a typical African Instrument with this Traditional Kalimba!



Technical characteristics of the Kalimba of the Traditional genre

    • Type of instrument: Percussion – Idiophone – Lamellophone
    • Number of Blades, Keys or Notes: 17
    • Resonance box: Yes
    • Materials: Solid mahogany body, high quality steel slats
    • Key: C major



    The colors offered in this model are not to your taste? We still have a large number of Instruments available such as the Xylophone type Kalimba as well as the Percussion Kalimba . Each of them have a particular design so that you can find the shoe that suits you.