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kalimba building basics

I wanted to build a cb kalimba, so I cut some bicycle spokes, some aluminium bar, some hardwood, and made some, It sounded horrible, damp,…

Started by Bertalan Somogyi

0 Mar 25, 2013

kalimba tines

Well these little instruments fascinate me. It is only now that I have awaken to realise that this instrument largely defines the character…

Started by Rich Pierik

3 Mar 2, 2011
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Started by Henry Lowman

1 Sep 8, 2010
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Kalimba Gatherings

Zimfest is the largest annual gathering in North America of students, teachers, performers, and fans of Zimbabwean music. This year, it wil…

Started by Alan Roberts

0 May 17, 2010


Here's a pair of hosho I made from locally-grown gourds. I wish I could say I grew them myself, but all the gourds I planted last summer d…

Started by Alan Roberts

0 May 16, 2010

Silverware chest Kalimba with interchangable tine sets!

Finally, a higher purpose for the mahogony silverware chest!  Only on paper thus far, but i can make a bass set, a pentatonic set (or two!)…

Started by Diane in Chicago

6 Apr 18, 2010
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Kalimba as sympathetic vibe

I have a not-yet-completed kalimab build, made w/ an Oliiva box w/ rake tines. I'm thinking of trying to convert it as a diddley-bass, such…

Started by Tres Seaver

1 Jan 17, 2010
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Presenting...............the Lyra Mbira!

Started by Henry Lowman

3 Dec 22, 2009
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