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Soniccouture – Wassolou Balafon (KONTAKT)

By | October 11, 2016

AFRICAN BALAFON WITH SNARES RECORDING THE BALAFON French musician Jean-Philippe Rykiel contacted us about a unique type of African balafon in which each key had “snares” that vibrated when played, giving it a interesting buzzing quality. Sometimes called a “gyil”(JEE-le), it’s usually found in parts of northern Ghana, Burkina Faso, and south-eastern Mali. Hardwood keys are suspended over… Read More »