The Mbira is a folk instrument originally from Africa.
Sometimes called a Thumb Piano, Sanza, or Kalimba, they are generally home-made and consist of metal tines attached to a piece of wood, which are plucked with the thumbs. They are mostly small, with a handful of notes.
Array Instruments, started by Bill Wesley and Patrick Hadley, have taken the concept of this ancient African idiophone to a whole new level, not only in terms of instrument design but also in purity of sound, and range of pitch.
The Array Mbira is no toy, it’s a highly advanced musical instrument built to exacting speciﬁcations.
Note: Sample packs require a Lumen instrument to be used.