Zimbabwean Percussion

Zimbabwean Percussion

Bring the rich culture and unique rhythms and melodies of traditional Zimbabwe music into your home with our exclusive collection of instruments from Zimbabwe. In our collection, you’ll find marimbas, mbiras, matepes, kalimbas, hoshos, and shakers - all the instruments you need to create the authentic sounds of Zimbabwe!

Many of the instruments in this collection are handmade in Zimbabwe for an individualistic look, sound, and feel and an authenticity you won’t find anywhere else...except in Zimbabwe itself! Whether you decide on an authentic piece handmade in Zimbabwe or any of our other beautifully crafted Zimbabwe instruments, you’ll love the tranquil yet energetic sounds these unique hand percussion instruments create.

  • High Tuned "Dandaranyika" Kalimba #3

    Rattletree

    High Tuned "Dandaranyika" Kalimba #3

    MSRP: $400.00
    $220.00
    Watch a performance of this Kalimba (Deze sold separately). Nhemamusasa on Mbira and Kalimba with Joel Laviolette and Rakefet Avramovó±tz In addition to mbiras, X8 Drums now offers a very special version of the Zimbabwean...
    MSRP: $400.00
    $220.00
  • On Sale
    Fiberglass Mbira Deze

    X8 Drums

    Fiberglass Mbira Deze

    MSRP: $350.00
    Now: $149.00
    Was: $200.00
    Yellow fiberglass deze for mbira with bottlecap resonators. Hand made in Zimbabwe. Dimensions: 12" Opening 7" High 14" Across the bottom
    MSRP: $350.00
    Now: $149.00
    Was: $200.00
  • High Tuned "Chawasaria" Kalimba

    Rattletree

    High Tuned "Chawasaria" Kalimba

    MSRP: $400.00
    $220.00
    Watch a performance of this Kalimba. Joel Laviolette talks about the features. In addition to mbiras, X8 Drums now offers a very special version of the Zimbabwean Kalimba. This kalimba was made by Joel's matepe instructor in Zimbabwe,...
    MSRP: $400.00
    $220.00
  • High Tuned "Dandaranyika" Kalimba

    Rattletree

    High Tuned "Dandaranyika" Kalimba

    MSRP: $400.00
    $220.00
    Watch a performance of this Kalimba (Deze sold separately). Nhemamusasa on Mbira and Kalimba with Joel Laviolette and Rakefet Avramovó±tz In addition to mbiras, X8 Drums now offers a very special version of the Zimbabwean...
    MSRP: $400.00
    $220.00
  • High Tuned "Dandaranyika" Kalimba in Deze

    Rattletree

    High Tuned "Dandaranyika" Kalimba in Deze

    MSRP: $400.00
    $319.99
    Watch a performance of this Kalimba (Deze sold separately).   Nhemamusasa on Mbira and Kalimba with Joel Laviolette and Rakefet Avramovó±tz In addition to mbiras, X8 Drums now offers a very special version of...
    MSRP: $400.00
    $319.99
  • Low Tuned "Chawasaria" Bass Kalimba

    Rattletree

    Low Tuned "Chawasaria" Bass Kalimba

    MSRP: $400.00
    $220.00
    Joel Laviolette performs a song on this Kalimba X8 Drums also offers Zimbabwean Kalimba by another master builder named Chawasaria. He has a different style than Matemai's kalimbas; his keys are a little thinner and he uses a lighter wood called...
    MSRP: $400.00
    $220.00
  • Low Tuned "Chawasaria" Bass Kalimba #2

    Rattletree

    Low Tuned "Chawasaria" Bass Kalimba #2

    MSRP: $400.00
    $220.00
    Joel Laviolette performs a song on this Kalimba X8 Drums also offers Zimbabwean Kalimba by another master builder named Chawasaria. He has a different style than Matemai's kalimbas; his keys are a little thinner and he uses a lighter wood called...
    MSRP: $400.00
    $220.00
  • Mavembe Tuned Mbira #2

    Rattletree

    Mavembe Tuned Mbira #2

    MSRP: $475.00
    $350.00
    The mbira offered here is a very unique piece with a tuning that is very special and hard to find. In the videos above, Joel Laviolette plays a performance and discusses the background of this specific instrument. This Mbiras were built by Joel...
    MSRP: $475.00
    $350.00
  • Rattletree

    Mbare Mbira, Cosmas Tuning

    MSRP: $350.00
    $180.00
    This is an mbira that Joel Laviolette sourced at the Mbare Musika, the Mbare Market in Zimbabwe. He was visiting his friend whose name is Matemai. Don’t confuse him with his teacher Matemai. Matemai is actually a totem name so his...
    MSRP: $350.00
    $180.00
  • Mbira Dzavadzimu - High-Nyamaropa Tuning

    Rattletree

    Mbira Dzavadzimu - High-Nyamaropa Tuning

    MSRP: $475.00
    $350.00
    Watch a performance of this Mbira. Joel Laviolette talks about the features. We are excited to now be offering the Zimbabwean Mbira, a small instrument with a powerful tranquility. In video above, Joel demoed this very mbira...
    MSRP: $475.00
    $350.00
  • Rattletree Hand-Crafted Baritone Marimba

    Rattletree

    Rattletree Hand-Crafted Baritone Marimba

    $2,500.00
    When you purchase a Rattletree Marimba from X8 Drums, you will also receive a one-on-one live Skype session with Joel Laviolette. Use the time to learn the basics or to pick up some advanced techniques. Hand-built in Austin, TX! Rattletree marimbas...
    $2,500.00
  • Rattletree Hand-Crafted Marimba w/ Lesson

    Rattletree

    Rattletree Hand-Crafted Marimba w/ Lesson

    $1,800.00
    Note: This item is made to order. Please allow for an extra two to three weeks for delivery.   When you purchase a Rattletree Marimba from X8 Drums, you will also receive a one-on-one live Skype session with Joel Laviolette. Use the time to...
    $1,800.00
  • High Tuned "Dandaranyika" Kalimba #1 **SOLD**

    Rattletree

    High Tuned "Dandaranyika" Kalimba #1 **SOLD**

    MSRP: $400.00
    $220.00
        Nhemamusasa on Mbira and Kalimba with Joel Laviolette and Rakefet Avramovó±tz In addition to mbiras, X8 Drums now offers a very special version of the Zimbabwean Kalimba. Like the mbira here, this kalimba was made by Joel's...
    MSRP: $400.00
    $220.00