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The Kalimba originally comes from Africa. It is a centuries-old instrument, also known as "Mbira" and "Sansa" or simply "thumb piano". There are metal reeds placed on a wooden resonance box, which are plucked with the thumbs to produce a metallically fine sound.

At first glance, all Kalimbas have a similar design and look. However, there are some special features that make them distinctive instruments. Some vary regarding the number of keys, the body material, the body shape, and whether there’s a soundhole or not. Meinl Sonic Energy offers many different Kalimbas: Starting by 8 key gift Kalimbas, over to 10 and 17 key solid, soundhole and wah-wah Kalimbas, up to a 21 key professional Kalimba. Find yours!

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