The kalimba is an ancient instrument from Africa, simply made from a wooden box and a few tines of flattened metal, but its music is filled with a spirit of beauty and complexity. MORE INFO
The mission of Kalimba Magic is to spread the joys of kalimba music around the world.MORE INFO
Meet this Kalimba
Hello Kalimba World! I just wanted to let you know that the most important kalimba resource in the world just got better!
Check out our "How to Play" section, the "Kalimba History", "Kalimba Community", imroved "buyers guide" and more.
The SaReGaMa-tuned Karimbas are one of the coolest developments in the kalimba world in recent years. This article shows you how to make the Lotus-tuned Karimba and the Freygish-tuned Karimba sing together!
This Christmas, your kids could be playing video games - or they could be playing the karimba. Learn how traditional African karimba music is like a video game, and check out the free tablature for this great song.
Thousands of people have been wanting to learn to play SaReGaMa's "Kalimba Solo for Lotus" on the Lotus Karimba, and if you are one of those people, I've got good news for you.
The easiest thing to do when you play kalimba is to set up a regular rhythmic pattern, alternating right-left-right-left (or the opposite), but this will not result in syncopation. Here is a quick changeup you can make to this regular pattern to create some great syncopation.
I was watching Ben and Eddie the other night. Ben picked up the kalimba and started playing. Eddie (two years old) was fascinated. Once we explained that he had to be careful, and how to touch it he played with it for quite a while. We held it, so it didn't get thrown, and he experimented. A sweet sweet moment. Thank you.I think of you, and hope you are well.
Hello Kalimba Magic. I am very happy with my purchase of the Hugh Tracey box pentatonic kalimba, the quality of the instrument is evident, and customer service has been great. If anyone asks I will recommend Kalimba Magic. Thanks! Kelly, 2015
I've been so delighted with the celeste alto, because the form factor is a great pleasure to play, its light and easy to carry, and it fits very comfortably to play. I like the thickness of the board. It goes with me everywhere. Compact and lightweight, and I LOVE the sound. Jan, 2015
Thank you for the wonderful Kalimba Magic newsletter. I absolutely LOVE the SaReGaMa Freygish tuning of the karmiba and my task for today will be to re-tune my karimba. It is beautiful. So is the air tuning for that matter...decisions, decisions, decisions...
Thanks again for everything you do! You and these instruments have been such a blessing!
I am loving this 8 note kalimba. It's like having all the handpan drums. I can tune it to all these interesting scales and then just riff away with it.
While I had anticipated having to choose one of the instruments you shipped me and sending the other back, it seems that I cannot put either of them down. I am enjoying them both thoroughly and even a colleague of mine has taken a liking to them as well. Perhaps he'll buy one, too, in the near future. Thank you so much for all your support and help in getting these to me. Kind regards! Peter, 2015
Thank you so much Mark! All your newsletters are very generous and enjoyable! And filled with so many informations to get our spirits uplifted! You have seemingly found a beautiful and genuine way to be happy! Thank you for sharing it in such a devoted way! May your life flourish, your thumbs dance and your ears never get bored of music! Sacha Dayananda, 2015
I have derived so much peace and joy from playing kalimba...
How the kalimba came into my life, how I got to be a good kalimba player, and how Kalimba Magic was born...
What is next in the Kalimba Magic story?
We will not share your information!