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When I was learning to play kalimba, information on where it came from and how to play it was almost impossible to find. Those days are gone forever. For 30 years, I have studied the kalimba, and I freely share my wisdom with the world. Enjoy!

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Why Choose Kalimba Magic?

  • We dont just sell kalimbas like other shops: our staff plays kalimbas and can provide expert advice
  • Kalimba Magic has the largest selection of kalimbas, kalimba books, and kalimba downloads in the world
  • The Kalimba Magic web site has thousands of informational pages, dwarfing other sources of kalimba information
  • We offer personalized services such as special tunings, wood preferences, and custom tine painting
  • Every kalimba we ship includes a tuning chart and card showing you the care and feeding of your new kalimba
  • We offer several instruments - the SaReGaMa Lotus, for example - that are available nowhere else on earth
  • We offer 27 kalimba books and 30 instructional downloads, applicable to many different kalimbas
  • If you have a kalimba in a tuning that has no book or downloads, we can create music and instructional material for you
  • The Kalimba Magic Youtube channel has 140 videos and over 4.7 million views - a great kalimba resource
  • The Kalimba Magic Newsletter is a great way to keep informed about what is happening in the kalimba world
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Kyle Heide

Kyle Heide

Ethnomusicologist and Music Instructor

I appreciate your direct approach to helping people enjoy this family of instruments as quickly and smoothly as possible, whatever their backgrounds may be.

Béla Foltin, 2016

Béla Foltin, 2016

Kalimba Lover

Your's is the best and most responsive businesses to your customer base that I have seen on the Internet. Keep it coming! We appreciate it.

Tyler Van Arsdale

Tyler Van Arsdale

Kalimba Artist, Yoga Instructor

The kalimba has been by my side through thick and thin. It provides solace when I feel alone, peace when I am frought with worry, and joy when I share it with others. Kalimba will always be in my life. Thank you for introducing me to this wonderful instrument.