Burkina Faso diatonic balafon (22 keys)

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349 € the balafon

Out of stock.

Pair of mallets included.

Dimensions & materials

  • Minimum height : 11 to 13 cm
  • Maximum height : 23 to 25 cm
  • Length : 1,2 to 1,2 m
  • Length of the smallest key : 31 to 32 cm
  • Length of the longest key : 49 to 51 cm
  • Weight : 9 to 11 kg
  • Bamboo
  • Wood
  • Calabash
  • Rubber
  • Cord
  • Leather

A product of African craftsmen (Burkina Faso)

Diatonic Burkina Faso balafon 22 keys

The tuning of these 22 keys balafons is based on the C major diatonic scale (C - D - E - F - G - A - B).

Our 22 keys diatonic balafons are best for balafolas (balafon players) 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.


We advise you to use headphones for a better appreciation of the sound qualities of the instrument. Additional videos sent on request via the WhatsApp application.

Overall product rating : 5 / 5

  • Gionata 06. 5/5 2 years ago

    the shipment was quick, both by the seller and by the transport. unfortunately two pumpkins broke during the trip. they sent me new ones the next day! excellent attention to the customer. very helpful and kind. they helped me choose the right tool and reassemble the pumpkins. 5 s