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Fiberglass Gourd Calabash Deze - Black - Large 40cm 16inch

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Strong fiberglass gourd suitable for heavy duty usage to use for amplification of mbira and kalimba/nyunga nyunga instruments. The mbira and stick are for display purposes only, not included.

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Fiberglass Calabash / Gourd / Deze -- To use for mbira / kalimba / nyunga nyunga amplification

Large size Diameter 40cm = 16" ;; Height approximately 18cm
Large fiberglass gourd/deze made of strong and durable fiberglass. To use for amplification of mbira and kalimba/nyunga nyunga instruments. This fiberglass calabash/gourd is ideal for traveling and heavy duty usage. It is a good alternative to the traditional natural gourd/calabashes and not as fragile.

Fibreglass gourd only, mbira instrument and stick are not included.

A stick is used to hold the mbira/kalimba in the calabash (see the third picture). It can be a stick from wood or bamboo. Any strong straight stick from the tree will work. The fiberglass gourd has bottle tops which function as buzzers. They are attached with a metal wire and removable.
  • Width 40cm / 16"
  • Depth 18cm
  • Shipping Weight 1.5 kg
  • Colour Black

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    About Juma Instruments

    Juma Instruments are made by Zimbabwean instrument maker Dingiswayo Juma (About the maker). They are quality and solid instruments that can last you a lifetime! Every metal key is hammered by hand and tuned with a tuner to ensure it is in pitch and can be played with other instruments. The soundboard is made of quality hard wood and artistically crafted into shape. Every Juma Instrument is handmade and not one piece of wood and metal will look 100% the same. It is an instrument and artwork with a unique character and feel.

    About the Kalimba / Nyunga nyunga
    Kalimba instruments are thumb pianos classified as African lamellophones. The 15-key kalimba that we are making at Juma Instruments originates from African tribes living in the countries Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Kalimba is only one of the names used for this instrument, Nyunga nyunga, Nyonga nyonga and Karimba are several language varieties that refer to this 15-key African instrument. Karimba translates to “little wooden xylophone” and Nyunga nyunga translates to “something little that causes fun trouble”. The 15-key kalimba is usually tuned in a major key, but you can also get minor and custom variations. For players wanting more keys to play we have the 19-key kalimba. We can make different types of kalimba and custom tunings on request... Read more about Kalimba

    About the Mbira
    22 to 24-key mbira instruments are African lamellophones. The mbira originates from the Shona people from Zimbabwe. The Shona people consist of several tribes and population groups such as the Zezuru, Kore’kore, Ndao who have their own dialects and also mbira variations. Differences can be found in variations of tuning, layout and playing style of the mbira. The traditional name for the 22-key mbira that we are making at Juma Instruments is mbira dza Vadzimu. This type of mbira originates from the Zezuru tribe and mbira dza Vadzimu means ‘Voice of the ancestors’. At Kalimba Shop we feature two types of mbira dza Vadzimu, the Nyamaropa mbira dza vadzimu, tuned in major with mixolydian scale (flat 7th) and the Mavembe mbira dza vadzimu, tuned in a minor key. We can make different types of mbira and custom tunings on request...Read more about Mbira dza Vadzimu

    If you have any questions about the above information or would like to request a custom tuning instrument contact us via the contact form or email: info@kalimbashop.com

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