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Package Medium Kalimba in G major + Book Learn to play African Kalimba (Nyunga Nyunga) +CD

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- kalimba instrument tuned in G major

- book Learn to play African kalimba + CD

- padded kalimba bag

Quality African kalimba handmade by Dingiswayo Juma. Learn how to play this beautiful instrument with the 20-page self-teach book featuring four Zimbabwean songs in a travel-friendly A5 format. Includes an audio CD with the songs played on Kalimbas in G major.

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Large, solid and easy to play 15-key kalimba / nyunga nyunga in G major. Dimensions length 17cm x width 15cm. This kalimba is suitable for starting and professional players. Handmade by Zimbabwean instrument maker Dingiswayo Juma. Comes with a free protective padded bag.

Learn to play African kalimba (nyunga nyunga)

ISBN: 978-0-6207123-4-7

Front cover description:

Juma Instruments. Learn to play Kalimba (Nyunga Nyunga). An introduction to Zimbabwean songs and rhythms.

Back cover description:

“Explore the soothing sounds and exciting rhythms of the kalimba.”

Learn to play Kalimba is an introduction to the maintenance, construction, tuning and playing of the 15-key African lamellophone Kalimba / Nyunga Nyunga.

Zimbabwean instrument maker and player Dingiswayo Juma shares with you his knowledge of this ancient instrument.

The book teaches the basic patterns and lyrics of four Zimbabwean songs. You can learn the songs on a major tuned kalimba. Included is an audio CD with the songs played on kalimbas in G major.



I. Introduction to the Kalimba/Nyunga Nyunga


II. Construction of the Kalimba


III. Maintenance and tuning of the Kalimba


IV. Tuning diagrams


V. How to read the number notation


VI. Learning the songs with the audio CD


Kalimba Songs (CD number)

Basic Kalimba chords (3)


Ndazove Rombe (4)


Chikende (5)


Bhutsu Mutandarikwa (6)


Chemutengure (7)


  • Height 18 cm
  • Width 16.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight 1.0 kg

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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:

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