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The Making of Ghanaian Xylophones

We are fortunate to carry Percussion Xylophones by world-famous musician and master xylophone maker, Christopher Doozie. Despite his humble, outdoor workshop in Accra, Ghana, Doozie makes some of the most highly desired xylophones in the world. You can find his xylophones sold at US museums and even used in the Broadway production of The Lion King.

Doozie is proud of his craft and shares his trade secrets in this ten minute video. We get a first-hand look at the making of these amazing instruments that Doozie crafts using only gourds, wood, and twine. 

Doozie also plays a different sized xylophones to demonstrate their varying sounds. It is a joy to hear this master musician play an instrument made with his own hands, and we are left in appreciation that these traditional Ghanaian instruments have stood the test of time and are still gracing the world with their peaceful, joyful music. 

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July 21, 2014


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