Beauty And The Balafon

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Heard On The Odyssey Series

The birth of the African instrument called the balaphon is said in some circles to have been introduced to Madagascar from Asia, perhaps as early as the 9th century in the form of an antecedent. However, this is just one of several notions about this unique instrument’s origins.

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Episode Credits

  • Dr. Jonathan Øverby Host
  • Tom Blain Technical Director

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