The kalimba is modelled after the ancient African musical instrument called mbira. Whereas the mbira was originated in central and southern Africa around 1000BC. The varying styles of kalimba and mbira have endured for thousands of years and had numerous layouts, designs, and tunings.
Kalimba is a fun instrument for beginners and experts alike. Today, many people worldwide enjoy this simple yet elegant instrument. Kalimba is super easy to learn. You can start playing beautiful melodies on day one with no musical background required.
The 17-key kalimba has enough range to play most of your favourite tunes. Also, the size of a 17 key kalimba is just right, suitable for most people of all ages. Therefore, it is an excellent beginner option, which is not too complex but will leave you feeling accomplished from day one.
In a way, playing the kalimba is a form of meditation. The ethereal sound is so peaceful. The sound takes you far away, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, from the anxiety and restlessness.
Kalimba is like a living, breathing music box that can always bring you a moment of peace and joy!