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HOKEMA Kalimbas has stood for high-quality musical instruments since 1985.

We offer three different Kalimba models.

  1. Kalimbas - a block of cherrywood with different numbers stainless steel tines. From 5 tines to 17 tines. Each model comes in its own default tunning.
  2. Electro Kalimbas : Our most popular Kalimba models with a building pickup so you can connect them to your amplifier.
  3. Sansulas which have our Kalimba block mounted on a drum frame. Available in different materials and different number of tines.
Hokema B15 kalimba | weplaywelltogether

Our Insta Video about the B15 (NEW) was our most watched video

When we asked folks what they liked about it, many replied the combination of the lower tones together with the visual of watching the tines "wiggle" brought about an incredibly soothing effect.

Learn more about the B15 and B17
Hokema Sansula Deluxe kalimba | weplaywelltogether

Play a Tango Rhythm Sansula with Composer Matt Levine!

It’s always thrilling to us when composers and multi-instrumentals who already have massive instrument collections are surprised and delighted working with our instruments! Our friend Matt Levine just added the Hokema Kalimba Sansula Deluxe to his compositional toolbox.

Read on to watch a fun tutorial video on how he personally 

approaches the Sansula, how anyone can instantly make music with it, and how playing the two rows of metal tines are for him like the "inhale and exhale" of each breath. He then demonstrates playing the Sansula (tuned to A minor) with a tango rhythm.

Watch the Video!
B11 electro kalimba by Hokema | weplaywelltogether

Kalimba Electro: Techniques for the Studio and Live Stage!

Check out this sweet little 83-second video featuring the Kalimba Electro by Hokema. With its piezo pickup and a 6.35mm jack socket, the Kalimba Electro makes it possible to pick up sound directly from the instrument without an additional microphone: perfect for music producers, studio and live musicians for adding gorgeous pitched percussive notes into their musical grooves.  

Watch the Video!
Creating a Hokema Sansula Basic by stretching a membrane into the frame. | weplaywelltogether

All about Hokema Kalimbas

Learn all about these beautiful sound wonders crafted out the finest materials in a solar-powered family run factory in Germany, and how WE PLAY WELL TOGETHER has brought them to the American Market to the delight of music makers.

Learn more about Hokema Kalimbas

How to play the Chord Magnets on the Hokema B17 Kalimba

Hokema B17 kalimba with magnets | weplaywelltogether

Over the past winter, Peter Hokema (founder of Hokema kalimbas) made a charming video in on a snowy day in Germany demonstrating how to use the chord magnets to mark chords on the B17 Kalimba to more easily find the chords to play on groups of tines to accompany melodies.

Learn and Play along with Peter.

Tour of tunning of the Hokema Kalimbas

Don't know where to start when choosing a tuning for your Hokema Kalimbas?
Here is a walk through the different tunings for the Hokema's 2021 Product Line of Kalimbas, plus a demonstration of how to retune the instruments followed by a "tour" through an array of possible different kalimba tunings.