TheAfrica Heartwood Project 8 Key Xylophone from Ghana is great as a percussion instrument for children that allows freedom to explore and create. Handcrafted in Ghana in the traditional style of northern Ghana and Burkina Faso, this xylophone is a fully function but portable version of the instrument. The eight tones range from low to high in random succession, which combine to make interesting, “earth-tone” melodies. This Ghanaian xylophone is covered by our satisfaction guarantee, and features:
* Random low to high tuning, in keeping with use as a percussion instrument
* Heat dried keys to help maintain tonality and prevent cracking
* Solid frame construction using hardwood, leather, and rope
* Gourds under each blade to amplify and sustain sound
* Low notes rake upward to allow room for larger gourds
* Two rubber mallets included with each balafon
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- After import from Africa, each instrument is cleaned, inspected, tuned, and played individually to check sound and quality.
- Random low to high tuning, in keeping with use as a percussion instrument.
- Comes to you tuned up, ready to play out of the box.
- Heat dried keys to help maintain tonality and prevent cracking.
- Hand crafted in Africa by village cultural artisans supported by the non-profit Africa Heartwood Project .org.