The Kalimba was adapted from the traditional Mbira of Zimbabwe and popularised throughout South-East Africa in the 1960s. The angelic sound of the instrument comes from the assembly of high carbon steel notes stress mounted on a carved wooden harmonic table. The traditional Kalimba has 15 notes arranged on two levels, the Bass on the bottom and the High Pitched Notes on the upper level. This particular Kalimba is tuned in a Blue pigmy scale. It is arranged like a traditional Nyunga Nyunga but on a beautiful scale of CMa7.