This thumb piano has a hollow body gives it resonance and volume and the recycled tin attached to the tines, makes it colourful and gives each note a pleasant buzz. The thumb piano is one of the most widely used instruments in all of Africa and is known by many different names such as Mbira, Mbila, Mbira Huru, Mbira Njari, Mbira Nyunga Nyunga, Marimba, Karimba, Kalimba, Likembe, Okeme. Hand crafted by skilled artisans working with Kwanza Collection Company Ltd, one of our fair trade partners in Africa.
This is a handmade instrument. Tones may vary.
Kwanza Collection Company
The rural artisans of Kwanza cover a wide area of Tanzania, but come together as more than 50 community groups to produce a range of unique handicrafts using naturally-available resources. Artisans access training in gender awareness issues, business development, and marketing and export services to further their financial independence.Read more
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