I mostly play the instruments made by the illustrious Rick Faist. Here is his brief description his Kalimbas:
Kalimbas, also called thumb pianos, come from a family of instruments with a wide variety of names, Mbira is probably the most well known. They have their origin in many parts of Africa. These “Made in Oregon” Kalimbas are handcrafted from homegrown gourds and a variety of hardwood tops.
This video is from a class I lead for small children and their families:
This improvised kalimba video is from a trip I made to Morocco… Chefchaouen, to be precise.
Please visit Rick’s website if you want to order your own delightful thumb piano! Tell him Aharon sent you! They are all home grown and handmade and very affordable! http://thumbfunkalimbas.com/photo.html