If you are looking for something to get me for Christmas, look no further.

The talented man in the video below is playing a Balafon that was constructed by the guys over at

The balafon (bala, balaphone) is a resonated frame, wooden keyed percussion idiophone of West Africa; part of the idiophonefamily of tuned percussion instruments that includes the xylophone, marimba, glockenspiel, and the vibraphone. Sound is produced by striking the tuned keys with two padded sticks.

Percussive African music is so inspiring. Hope you enjoy!

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Josiah lives in Austin, Tx and works at The Burlap Bag with his wife Lauren. He is interested in iOS apps, playing music and pondering life's mysteries.

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