20P BURKINA FASO BALAFON

20 keys pentatonic balafon (Burkina Faso)

319 € the balafon

max. 14

A pair of mallets is included with each balafon.

Dimensions & materials

  • Length : re 124 to 126 cm
  • Minimal height : re 17 to 19 cm
  • Maximal height : re 26 to 28 cm
  • Length of the smallest blade : re 27 to 29 cm
  • Length of the largest blade : re 26 to 58 cm
  • Weight : re 10 to 12 kg

A product of African craftsmen (Burkina Faso)

Burkina Faso balafon for sale - 20 keys pentatonic balafon

The tuning of these 20 keys “bala bambara” balafons is based on the C-major pentatonic scale (C - D - E - G - A).

Our 20 keys pentatonic balafons are best for balafonists who appreciate the acoustic performance of a high-quality perfectly tuned instrument.

Our collection of balafon xylophones come from Burkina Faso, Mail and Guinea. They are created by craftsmen whose traditional skills have been passed down for generations from father to son.

The keys of these balafons are cut from wood from trees which have been dead for years, of which only the duramen (“heart wood”) remains. They are then treated by fire to remove all liquid or bacteriological substances, giving them sustained. warm sounds.

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