The balafon is an pitched idiophone found throughout West Africa, also knows as the bala, and similar to the marimba of Zimbabwe, and the xylophone. DjembeDirect.com has two distinct versions and many sizes in stock ready for shipment. The Mali and Guinea balas are professional grade, with Haré wood keys tuned to accurate diatonic scales in C, D, and F, and with buzzing gourd resonators. The Ghana xylophones are tuned low to high with pentatonic pockets, resonator gourds, and raked frame.
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