Kalimba with 19 keys tuned in F, G or A tuning. With 4 extra notes to play you can add melodies to your songs. Dimensions height 19,5 x width 17cm made of quality wood and metal. 100% handmade.
There are three wood versions of this 19 key Kalimba: brown (mahogany), red (padoek) and light (maple). Tunings can be made on all types of wood. Red padoek and light maple wood are more expensive hard woods.
Order now with the Learn to play Kalimba book and receive 50% off the book price! Use coupon code KALIMBABOOK50. Tuning in G major recommended as the songs on the Kalimba book CD are played on G major Kalimbas.
- Height 19,5 cm
- Width 17 cm
- Shipping Weight 1.1 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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I ordered a custom tuned mbira and I must say the support is fantastic. He made the mbira and shared some clips with me before sending out. Very nice costumer support. When the mbira arrived I was shocked how good the mbira is...strong bass, perfect in tuning, very strong keys, amazing sound, one could not stop playing...I am more than satiesfied, its one of my favourite mbiras, and I have many from different mbira makers. But this one is outstanding, unbelievable striking sound...thanks you so much, Dingiswayo!
19 key nyunga nyunga
Lovely, chunky sweet sounding kalimba - really enjoying playing it - mesmerising. Posting to England no problem with padded bag included. Many thanks.
19 Key Kalimba Red Wood
I special ordered a 19 Key Kalimba in the Red Wood in a G Major. Even though it cost more it was well worth it. You can tell the quality of it by the weight and the craftsmanship of the instrument is second to none. The keys are well tuned and plays beautiful giving out a sweet peaceful melody.
Kalimba 19 keys in F
This is a second Kalimba I bought from Dingiswayo and it sounds like an Angel. Very good work, keys are soft and the sound is strong. You can feel the heart beating of Mama Africa when playing.
We at Kalimbashop are dedicated to making and selling quality African lamellophones. All instruments and bags are handmade with love and care.... Read More
Kalimbashop is part of the musical company Juma Drums. More info about our drumming workshops, team building drumming, performance services and drum repair & sales visit the Juma Drums Website