Balafon, 8-note, from Mali
Balafon, 8-note, from Mali

If you want a natural and true organic sound like crystal clean water gurgling down a mountain stream then you will be mesmerized playing and feeling the sound of this Mali balafon. Tuning scale is F major pentatonic starting with a low G. The wood for the keys is called goni (pterocarpus erinaceus) a quality West African musical instrument wood, the gourd resonators below each key amplify it’s sound.

Approximate Dimensions:

Length of keys:  13.5 inches to 10 inches.

Overall length: 17 inches

Height: 7 inches

Two rubber tipped playing mallets are provided with each instrument.

Sound Sample

Balafon, 8-note, from Mali