Sansula – the fascinating variation of the Kalimba

Musical instrument with a success story

The Kalimba is used for many styles of music: from jazz musicians to world music bands to singer-songwriters. It is appreciated across all genres. There are Kalimba players all over the world and the triumphal march of the popular instrument is far from over.

Musical instrument with a success story The Kalimba is used for many styles of music: from jazz musicians to world music bands to singer-songwriters. It is appreciated across all genres.... read more »
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Sansula – the fascinating variation of the Kalimba

Musical instrument with a success story

The Kalimba is used for many styles of music: from jazz musicians to world music bands to singer-songwriters. It is appreciated across all genres. There are Kalimba players all over the world and the triumphal march of the popular instrument is far from over.

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That is why Hokema launched the Sansula in 2001. The Sansula is a fascinating further development of the African Kalimba, which is available in four different versions. What they all have in common is their particularly voluminous sound. Thanks to this characteristic, the model series has become a bestseller at Hokema within a very short time.

The different types of Sansula

Sansula Basic

The basic version among the Sansulas is, like all other models, available in the pitches 440 or 432 Hertz.

Sansula Deluxe

It is a further development of the basic model. The Sansula Deluxe is equipped with a stable natural membrane made of goatskin and a tensioning device. This makes the instrument even more versatile.

Sansula Renaissance

This model combines the advantages of all previous models in a single instrument. Due to its extremely stable membrane made of drum skin from the American company REMO, the Sansula Renaissance is insensitive to fluctuations in humidity and always retains its beautiful sound.

Sansula Basic Melody

This model is tuned to G major and combines the sound of the Sansula with the range of the Kalimba B11 Melody. With the Sansula Basic Melody, you can play intuitively but also accompany others while making music.

Sansula bag

For the transport of the sensitive instruments, we recommend the special Sansula bag. All models are optimally stored and protected in it. The reinforcement with fibreglass inside the bag and the round padding prevent damage to the sensitive skin in the best possible way. An adjustable shoulder strap ensures flexibility during transport.

As a further development of the Kalimba, all models are just as easy to play as the original musical instrument. Hokema has added a free-floating suspension of the sound block to the normal Kalimba. The frame made of laminated beech wood is characterised by its oval shape and is covered with a sound membrane. It produces a long-lasting, extremely soft sound. By alternately opening and closing the underside of the frame, you can also create an impressive wah-wah effect.