The Balafon Player
(Le jouer du balafon)
13 3/8 x 10” Lithograph Print on acid free paper
Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 200
©1995 Djibril N’Doye
A musician plays a traditional percussion instrument called the “balafon”. He uses two wood sticks with rubber tips to strike the wooden slats lashed across small hollow gourds called calabash, inverted under the frame. The calabash creates resonance. The echo of his melody bounces off the wall behind him. Balafons are an integral part of many musical groups in West Africa.