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The M. Paula Survilla Collection of World Instruments

Karimba and Kalimba

Karimba and Kalimba (mbira, thumb pianos)

One of several types of lamellophones; similar or same instruments are also referred to as"kalimba," "mbira," or "thumb piano"; this type of instrument is a  mainstay of Zimbabwean music and is used in several other parts of Africa as well.

 Wartburg student tries the karimba

World Wednesdays, Winter 2015.

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