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The Balafon


By: Jalani (student)

The Balafon, as well as the Kora, was made to make music in worship of the king’s ceremonies of importance.
It came from West Africa.
It has entertained people throughout the history of Southern and West Africa, growing in population across the African continent.
The balafon was made using different types of woods such as Bene wood and bamboo. These were the two most popular materials to use 
ArtifactThe BalafonCollectionAfrica RoomThe African American Museumat the England ManorShare