Kalimba instrument is a national musical instrument with ethnic characteristics in Africa.
In different African countries, Kalimba has different names;
For example, Kalimba is the name of the instrument in Kenya;
In Zimbabwe it is called Mbira, and the Congolese calls it Likembe, which also has names such as Sanza and Thumb Piano;
Kalimba mainly uses the thumb to move the sheet on the body (mainly wooden, bamboo;
Named after the modern development of metal;
The traditional Kalimba uses a hoist to make a resonator;
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The sounding body part of Kalimba is an elastic metal strip with different lengths on the top, and the wood or gourd melon is used as a resonance box below;
In the past, the raw materials of these metal strips were only the metals that were melted in the ore;
It is now made of high quality steel;
Kalimba has many different shapes and the number of steel bars is not necessarily the same;
For example, the Kalimba of Zimbabwe is in a wooden circular speaker with 22 to 28 steel bars arranged in two rows;
It is said that the music played by this instrument can not only drive away the evil spirits of the patient, but also play the role of praying for rain;
So in Zimbabwe it is one of the most popular instrum
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Characteristics of Kalimba:
Kalimba is mainly used for accompaniment. When playing, you must hold the body with both hands and then play with two thumbs. When the thumb is pressed and released, the steel sheet will vibrate and make a sound.
Some carimba will be equipped with some shells or soda bottle caps, so that they can make some similar “clicks” at the same time;
You can also sway up and down on the table, and it will emit the same effect as the echo;
Or the sound of the tambourine metal sheet swaying makes the sound more rich.
The Kalimba is small and easy to carry. When the sunset is over, people will circle and use it to sing or tell stories. Some natives will carry it along the way when they walk long distances.
Also, the Kalimba is easy to carry, the sound is clear and clear, similar to the sound of a music box, but more transparent.
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Easy kalimba songs
This is a very beautiful old song, play by April Yang.
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Post time: Mar-11-2019