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bal·a·fon

or bal·a·phone  (bäl′ə-fōn′)
n.
A large, usually pentatonic xylophone of West African origin, consisting of resonating gourds of graduated sizes under wooden bars which are struck with mallets.

[French balafon, from Maninka bala fɔ, to play the balafon (from bala, balafon + , to say, speak, play an instrument) or from a kindred source in another Mande language.]
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His inventive transposition of kora, balafon and African percussion to both acoustic and electric guitar make his music stand apart.
No hay acompanamiento instrumental pero la voz lo llena todo y, a su expansion, van tambien encendiendose las escenicas luminarias y escuchandose los acordes de un par de instrumentos que no son los que habitualmente vemos en nuestras orquestas y conjuntos, un balafon y un n'goni que, para que usted se forme idea, le dire que en nuestros terminos son una marimba y un bajo de seis cuerdas.
For the past ten years, the duo has performed all around the world, and the unusual instrumentation of saxophones, flutes, balafon (wooden xylophone) and ngoni (traditional lute) will no doubt make for an excellent start to the event.
Esta primera escena acompasada por los sonidos del balafon, sume de una vez al telespectador en un 'ambiente africano'; sin embargo el director prefiere aclarar la ubicacion geografica a traves de la inscripcion Korogwe, Africa a pie de pantalla.
Part one takes us first to Niagassola, where the Kouyates are the custodians of a sacred balafon that allegedly belonged to Sumaworo Kante, the powerful thirteenth-century rival of Sunjata Keita.
Indicar tambien que, ademas de los idiomas senalados, en la version cantada en varias lenguas se introduce la marimba (minuto 02:10 hasta 03:00), un instrumento de percusion cuyo origen se situa en el balafon que los africanos construyeron en America, que en Ecuador tiene una clara identificacion con los pueblos de origen Afro.
As a renowned player of the balafon, Balla Kouyate is the heir of a long musical tradition.
The three instruments that underpin traditional music--the kora (a multistringed upright lute), the balafon (xylophone) and ngoni (a large bass harp) are all interpreted within the output of today's musicians.
Les realites culturelles specifiques font partie du meme cas d'emprunt integre dans la langue cible, on peut voir l'exemple des emprunts pour designer les noms des danses, entre autres balafon (ex.
He brings a band which includes six and twelve-string guitars and balafon, a wooden percussion instrument not dissimilar to the xylophone.
His latest album, In Peace, is produced by Segal but features an African band including guitar and the marimba-like balafon.
Lansine Kouyate, balafon maestro from Mali teams up with David Neerman, electric vibraphone sorcerer to form the musical universe of Kouyate Neerman.