The Bala (Balaphone/Balafon) are are hand-carved and individually tuned from Hare (Khadi) wood, the premier wood used in making Bala in West Africa. Below each key is a resonating gourd to reflect the vibrations of the key and help sustain the note longer. Each gourd has a small hole with very thin paper over it, which creates the buzzing resonate that is so common in West African music. Rhythm House Drums is excited to be able to offer such well made traditional instruments at such an affordable price.
**We currently are not stocking African Bala, however if interested we are more than happy to bring one in on our next shipment from Mali or Guinea. Please contact us with interest. Average Price is around $550, Actual price depends on shipping charges as well as availability.