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Samm Bennett solo videos:
songs using the balafon
The balafon is a type of African xylophone, going by many different names according to the various musical cultures across the continent where it is found. Samm's solo
percussion performances of the late 1970s and early 1980s regularly featured the balafon, but upon leaving Brussels,
where he resided in 1983/84, he gave his balafon to a friend.
In March of 2011, he came upon a balafon at a friend's house
on Awaji Island, near Kobe, Japan, where he and his family
were taking temporary refuge from the Fukushima nuclear disaster, and he recorded two videos using the fine old balafon there. Perhaps there will be more balafon videos coming in the
months ahead, as it is still an instrument dear to Samm's heart.