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Music and Musical Instruments

6-Note Ghanaian Percussion Xylophone

Swahili Modern


  • Created by master Ghanaian balaphon builder and player Christopher Doozie, these xylophones are carefully calibrated musical instruments that produces an amazingly resonant sound with warm, round tones greater than that of steel xylophones.

    This West African percussion instrument includes 6 wooden notes with calabash gourd resonators of decreasing size (underneath). Traditionally crafted, this is a beautifully tuned instrument that is as inviting to the eye as to the hand. Mallet included.

    6 Note Xylophone measures 20"L x 12"W x 10"T. 

  • Christopher Doozie is a musical performer, instructor and managing director of Dagarti Arts in Accra, Ghana. He sells his handmade, highly desired xylophones at US museums and even made the xylophones used in the Broadway production of The Lion King.

Vendor: Swahili Modern

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