Kalimbas

Kalimbas

Kalimbas produce a warm, soft and melodious sound that anyone can enjoy. Due to their pre-tuned scales, these beautiful instruments create harmonious melodies that instantly gratifies beginners while offering experienced musicians endless nuances of playing possibilities.
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  • Hokema - Kalimba B5

    Sound Healing | Kalimbas

    $59.95

  • Hokema - Kalimba B7

    Sound Healing | Kalimbas

    $79.95

  • Hokema - Kalimba B9

    Sound Healing | Kalimbas

    $79.95

  • Hokema - Kalimba B11 (Melody)

    Sound Healing | Kalimbas

    $114.95

  • Hokema - Kalimba B15

    Sound Healing | Kalimbas

    $159.95

  • Hokema - Kalimba B17 (Mini)

    Sound Healing | Kalimbas

    $159.95

  • Hokema - Kalimba B17

    Sound Healing | Kalimbas

    $169.95

  • Hokema - Kalimba Twin

    Sound Healing | Kalimbas

    $169.95

  • Hokema Sansula (Basic)

    Sound Healing | Kalimbas

    From $169.95

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Kalimbas

 

A popular, contemporary version of Africa’s mbira

Kalimbas (pronounced “kuh-lim-buh”) are a popular instrument due to their melodious sounds, ease of playing and deep cultural and spiritual origins. A variation of Zimbabwe’s mbira or sanza, the instrument is technically called a lamellophone. It is also known as a finger harp, gourd piano or thumb piano.The Mbira was traditionally used as a ‘telephone to the spirits’.

Kalimbas look a little like a music box. They have a wooden soundboard with tiny metal lamellas (aka tines or tongues), which are plucked with thumbs or fingers to produce each note.

Uses
Due to their soft, soothing, relaxing sounds, kalimba instruments can be used for stress relief, meditation and relaxation and are a wonderful alternative to having a mobile phone in your hands. Many people want to know how to play a kalimba. As the instrument is pre-tuned, there’s almost no learning curve, making it a fun instrumentfor beginners.

Over time, you can learn to play simple melodies with the kalimba before progressing to more advanced tunes.

Musicians use the kalimba in live performances or recordings. It can be used as part of an ensemble, adding a distinctive touch to any musical arrangement. You can amplify your kalimba using a microphone, pick up or by connecting it to an amplifier or audio interface.

Care
Keep your kalimba in a dry area, away from moisture. Avoid any extreme temperatures. Clean it regularly using a soft cloth or brush to remove dust and debris from the keys.

 

We stock the following kalimbas

We stock the following items: HOKEMA – Kalimba B5, HOKEMA – Kalimba B7, HOKEMA – Kalimba B9, HOKEMA – Kalimba B11, HOKEMA – Kalimba B15, HOKEMA – Kalimba B17 (Mini) , HOKEMA – Kalimba B17, HOKEMA – Kalimba Twin, HOKEMA – Sansula (Basic), HOKEMA – Sansula Renaissance (Melody), HOKEMA – Sansula Deluxe, HOKEMA Kalimba Bags, HOKEMA – Kalimba Tuning Tool, Conny Sommer – The Big Sansula Instruction Book

 

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