African Kayamba - Authentic African handicrafts | Clothing, bags, painting, toys & more - CULTURE HUB by Muthoni Unchained
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African Kayamba | African Music instrument

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African Kayamba | African Music instrument

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Introducing the mesmerizing African Kayamba, a cherished traditional percussion instrument that has harmonized with African melodies for centuries. Handcrafted by artisans steeped in tradition, this Kayamba is an embodiment of authentic craftsmanship, curated from natural elements that resonate with the heartbeats of the continent.
Craftsmanship Unveiled:
Elevate your musical experience with the African Kayamba, a fusion of dried gourds, seeds, and beads that creates an entrancing rhythm both soothing and enchanting. Meticulously chosen gourds, seeds, and beads ensure a tonal quality that transports listeners to the heart of African heritage.

A Handle Woven with Tradition:
Our Kayamba features a hand-woven handle that not only ensures a comfortable grip during play but also showcases traditional African patterns, adding a touch of cultural artistry to the instrument itself.
Versatile Soundscape:
The Kayamba is a versatile virtuoso, harmonizing effortlessly with various musical styles, from the roots of traditional African rhythms to contemporary genres. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned musician, its lightweight and portable design make it your ideal companion, allowing you to carry the spirit of African music wherever you roam.

One-of-a-Kind Melody:
Our African Kayamba is not just an instrument; it's a work of art. Each piece is meticulously handcrafted, ensuring that it stands as a unique addition to any musical collection. Its handmade craftsmanship guarantees that no two Kayambas are alike, offering you an authentic and one-of-a-kind musical treasure.
Cultural Resonance:
The Kayamba holds a profound cultural significance, echoing not only through the rhythms of the Taita people in Kenya but also resonating with the Segeju tribe in Tanzania and the Zigua (Zigula or Sigua) tribe along the Tanzanian coast. Crafted from natural bamboo, the Kayamba features a hollow interior housing small objects like seeds or pebbles. When shaken, it produces a distinctive sound and a timbre that is truly unique.

Preserving Ancestral Connections:
This handheld instrument plays a vital role in ceremonies, rituals, and rites of passage, serving as a guardian of rich heritage and ancestral ties for the Taita, Segeju, and Zigua tribes. Its captivating sounds and cultural significance preserve and celebrate the vibrant tapestry of these communities.
Materials that Sing:
Dried gourds, seeds, and beads compose the symphony of the Kayamba, creating a sound that resonates with nature's harmony.
Size and Dimensions:
XS: 5.5 x 3.5 inches
S: 9 x 5.5 inches
M: 12 x 36 inches
L: 14 x 7.5 inches
XL: 18 x 8.5 inches

Care Instructions :
Maintain the timeless allure of your African Kayamba with simplicity. A damp cloth is all it takes to ensure the instrument's timeless beauty resonates through the ages.

Allow 5 days

Cultural Significance:
Materials used in making the musical instruments showcase a profound dedication to environmental sustainability. By ingeniously repurposing discarded materials, not only do I create musical treasures but also lessens the burden on our planet. Each musical instrument produced from recycled materials is a small yet meaningful step towards reducing waste and conserving our natural resources. Paul's eco-conscious approach serves as a shining example of how creativity and craftsmanship can harmonize with environmental responsibility, inspiring others to follow suit and contribute positively to our world.

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International Shipping: For international orders, additional customs fees, duties, and taxes may apply upon delivery. These charges are the responsibility of the recipient and are determined by the customs regulations of the destination country.

Returns and Exchanges: We want you to be fully satisfied with your purchase. If you receive a damaged or defective item, please contact us within 48 hours of receiving your order to arrange for a return or exchange. Please note that certain items, such as personalized or intimate products, may not be eligible for return due to their nature.

Return Shipping: If a return or exchange is necessary, the customer is responsible for the return shipping costs, unless the item received was damaged or defective. Please ensure that the item is securely packaged and returned in its original condition.

Refunds: Refunds will be processed within 3-5 business days after the returned item is received and inspected. The refund will be issued to the original payment method used for the purchase.

We strive to provide accurate shipping and return information, but please feel free to reach out to our customer support team if you have any further questions or concerns regarding shipping or returns.

Please note that our products are handmade with love, and as such, some may have slight variations and imperfections, adding to their uniqueness and charm. We celebrate the authenticity and craftsmanship behind each item. Learn more

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