10 Extraordinary African Musical Instruments

In our modernized and interconnected world we often tend to forget where we’ve came from. Our roots, no matter how proud we are, rarely get the attention they deserve. And when it comes to world history, there is definitely no other culture like the African one. Soaked in colorful and religious diversity, the African continent is also home to some of the most bizarre and unique, yet extremely awesome and extraordinary musical instruments. With that in mind, whether you are a music lover or not, we are certain that you will love these 10 extraordinary African musical instruments!

The Balafon

The Balafon closely resembles a xylophone and is an instrument typically found in Mali, Burkina Faso and the Ivory Coast. Made from wooden planks, the sound on this device is produced by hitting it with miniature mallets.


The Shekere

One of the most famous shake musical instruments in Africa, the Shekere is made with a wooden base and a tightly woven base of beads that generates the unique sound.

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