Did you by any chance mean mbira?
“I wanted Banning to explain the challenges of working with both mbira and mbila (timbila is plural of mbila) and combining elements of the African music he so loves with Nora's passion for Rock.”
“They are famous for their traditional music, the most famous of their instruments being the mbila (plural: timbila), a xylophone played in large groups.”
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Percussion instruments, excluding stringed ones such as piano, with drums, gongs, and bells tagged. Only mononyms are listed, so hi-hat and tom-tom are out. A gamelan is an assemblage of percussion...
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