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History & Origin:
Originated in the 12th century in the Mali Empire of West Africa. Also known as the balafon.
There is a balo in Guinea, called the Sosso Bala, that is believed to be the original balo, crafted over 800 years ago! It has been named one of the nineteen Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO!