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The M. Paula Survilla Collection of World Instruments
The balafon is a West African xylophone with calabash (gourds) tied underneath, which are used as resonators. The balafon is used for a variety of occasions and in a variety of musical expressions. UNESCO has added it to the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Students try out the balafon during a #worldwednesday in Winter 2014.