Mbira - African Lamellophone Thumb Piano - G Tuning. Handmade product. Professional instrument made of hard wood and metal. Perfect for people with medium size hands, who prefer less stiff keys or would like an mbira that is easy to play and not too heavy. Quality hand made product by mbira maker Dingiswayo Juma from Zimbabwe. Comes with a free handmade padded bag.
- Height 24 cm
- Width 20 cm
- Shipping Weight 1.3 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
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We at Kalimbashop are dedicated to making and selling quality African lamellophones. All instruments and bags are handmade with love and care.... Read More
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