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Repair & Maintenance

This summer, I carried out a repair of a Timbila, a sound bar instrument used by the Chopi from Mozambique.It's bars are from Padouk-wood.[vc_separator type="transparent" thickness="5"][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Origin[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="transparent" thickness="5"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]I had not heard...

I checked her Guinean balafon for Monique Derksen. She bought it at the time through Arafan Touré . Arafan Touré lived in the Netherlands for a long time and has made beautiful arrangements, some of which are included within the WAP pages, but there is...

I have repaired the strings and have the rope system restored of a Keita Balafon! A balafonist from Nordhorn, Germany, provided me with her balafon whose string had broken. According to my teacher Youssouf Keita, it was built by his brother Seydou Keita from the...

Jan (participant in Tuka-Tuka workshop recently) asked me if it was a good idea to renovate an old balafon, which he had received from his neighbor, into a useful instrument. We have arranged at my home; he would bring the balafon. When he arrived, he...

For one of my students in the Betuwe teaching group, I did a balafon overhaul. A support beam in the frame had broken. In addition, there were many side noises and some of the gourds were actually too long and were touching the ground and...