This outdoor musical instrument is a clever blend of two African instruments; the Sansa (thumb-piano) and a Marimba (xylophone). Using the diatonic scale and spanning two octaves (C4-C6), the 15 notes of the Sansa-Rimba are arranged as a traditional thumb-piano with the scale ascending from the center outwards.
The Sansa-Rimba is built as standard with ‘notes or keys’ in aluminum however, if preferred we can supply your Sansa Rimba with all GRP notes on request. The two different materials give their own distinct sound when played: the aluminum produces a bright, clear tone when struck, while the GRP is fast and punchy.
The notes of the Sansa Rimba have no wires or strings and are individually and securely attached to a high-density polyethylene backboard below which sits black anodized aluminum resonators offering maximum vibration with incredible resonance and durability. Each resonator is individually capped with a polyurethane rain baffle. Finally, stainless steel security fixings deter vandalism and prevent the theft or removal of the instrument.
The instrument is designed for ground or surface installation, but can also be wall-mounted if space is at a premium.
The Sansa-Rimba is easy to play and a perfect introduction to musical exploration and improvisation.