A collection of West African harps and xylophones recorded in Ghana, containing:
- Seperewa - a 10-string box harp
- Kora - a 22-string harp with a calabash body
- Kamele ngoni - a 14-string harp similar to the kora
- Kafonu - a newly invented 10-string instrument
- Balafon - a large pentatonic xylophone with gourd resonators
- Small xylophone - like the balafon, but smaller
Walkthrough video below. Please see the Media section to the left for demo tracks. The demos are a European waltz and an African hip-hop track with beat and vocals by Pj Daauthor, who recorded all these instruments - so this sample library is definitely not limited to only one style.
We went for color and character more than consistency with this library, and this is especially audible in the spirited tremolos. Most of the instruments were played and made by Don Afero, and if you want to purchase not samples but the real instrument, you can find him at https://www.facebook.com/Afrojazzking
Nanfo means friends in Akan. These friends add up to over 1800 samples and 1.3 GB.
Requires the free Plogue Sforzando sampler, which works on 64-bit Windows and Mac systems, 4 GB RAM, and an SSD.