Rongo is an instrument from the Manza family it was comissioned for the Egyptian Sudanese trance band Rango in 2011(see Songlines Article) This Rongo is a portable instrument designed specifically for touring, collapsed photo
Javanese gender penerus.
Bronze bars, coopered cedar of Lebanon resonators,
Javanese 5 note slendro tuning.
Democratic Republic of Congo.
Calabash resonator with single padauk bar.
African Style Concert Marimba
Calabash resonators with buzzers (mirlitons), oak frame,
Honduras rosewood bars.
3 metres long.
Chromatic tuning with double octave overtone tuning to the lower two octaves. This instrument was commissioned by percussionist Evelyn Glennie for more information click here
Group of three manza type instruments: bass manza very similar to rongo xylophone with elongated calabash resonators, standard portable 10 bar manza, and 5 note kalangba xylophone made in educational workshop.
Burma and Thailand.
Teak trough resonator frame, Honduras rosewood bars.
Seven note scale.