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Senegalese Percussion Balaphon Xylophones

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  • These African balaphons are traditionally crafted in Senegal using wooden note planks, cotton cord, and calabash gourd resonators.

    Each balaphon is a consider to be a tuned African musical instrument that is as inviting to the eye as to the hand. Mallets are included.

    6 Note measures 10"L x 8"W x 4.5"T. 8 Note measures 13"L x 9"W x 6"T. 12 Note measures 19"L x 11"W x 5"T. 16-18 Note measures 28"L x 18"W x 7"T. Mallets measure 10".

  • Located in the heart of Dakar, Senegal, Malick Mbaye creates musical instruments using wood and recycled materials. Mbaye's instruments are always in demand and are recognized for their classical craftsmanship.

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