Bolang Gu usually consists of one double-headed drum, a rod located at the bottom of the drum, and two pellets which are individually connected to the side of drum by a short cord. When you hold the rod and start twisting it back and forth, the pellets will strike the drum in a rhythmic fashion.
The Kokiriko (or Binzasara) is a traditional Japanese percussion instrument made from bamboo slats held together with letter straps. The sound is similar to “dominoes falling” as the wooden slats strike one another. A traditional Kokiriko is made from thin pieces of bamboo, however the Kokiriko in our library is created from larger pieces of timber and is also marketed as a ‘Clatter Pillar’ or ‘Rhythm Band’.
The Kalimba is a type of thumb piano from Africa, although it is also found in the Caribbean. As it comes from such a wide geographic area it is known by many other names, such as marimbula, marimba, likembe and lamellaphone. Item ID: 73