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Kalimba is an old African instrument, also known as the African Thumb Piano in the west. Other names for Kalimba are mbira, ikembe, likembe, sanza, sansa, marimba, marimbula, while in the west it is also known as a finger harp or gourd piano.

The app runs in landscape mode (either side) and the instrument has 7 prongs, allows for multiple prongs to be pressed at the same time and also allows you to strum.

You can also change the tuning between C Major and G Major from the main screen.

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What’s New

Version 2.9

Fix with certain images not displaying on Plus models

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

E Stiles ,

Needs work

A true African kalimba will have a slightly cleaner sound. A cheap American copy will sound like this. Plus the A note is the same as the D note. It's an ok app just needs to be fixed. The last update did clean up the sound but it still needs work. Review update: The latest release has fixed the A and D note being the same.

123784902926 ,

Don’t waste your time on this app

As a person who plays the Kalimba, this app depicts a Kalimba to sound different and very far off from the actual sound. There are so much more Kalimba apps that offer a wide variety of features, for example, when I am traveling and don’t have my Kalimba on hand, I use the app “Kalimba Connect.” Unlike this app the notes are in tune and correct order, they give you song selections so you can learn new songs and it is the closest Kalimba app to the real thing. Please, Don’t waste your time on this app.

Fluteladyknits ,

too much static feedback

The annoying static feedback makes this impossible to paly for me. It is annoying. I don’t understand why you would release an app with this poor sound quality. I also did not like the tuning scale and didn’t find a place where this could be tuned to other scales. I was generous in giving this 3 stars. But I am deleting it.


12.2 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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