THIS INSTRUMENT IS CALLED THE KALIMBA. THIS IS FATE.
this is the best kalimba playing i’ve ever seen EVER
I HAD NO IDEA WHAT A KALIMBA LOOKED LIKE UNTIL JUST THIS SECOND IM BLOWN AWAY
I had one of these growing up and I was such shit at it I literally have never heard one used for anything other than plonky, labored renditions of ‘twinkle twinkle little star’ in my living room. This is gorgeous.
This is the Radiocapte model manufactured by Radio-Célard out of Grenoble, France. It was designed to pick up long-, medium-, and 2 x shortwave, and was built from 1952 to 1955. It combined a looped active antenna to the radio receiver, but had only moderate success in sales - it’s thought that this was due to the fact that the design was too futuristic to French consumers at the time.