Kalimba is a musical instrument making sounds by thumbs flicking the thin tines on the body. In Kenya, it is called thumb piano. There are different names in different countries. in Congo, people call it Likebme, and there are many other names, such as Sanza, Thumb drum, and Wood finger piano.
Kalimba originated in Africa. Its rudiment appeared in West Africa over 3000 years ago. People think that the music played by kalimba can not only drive away the evil spirits of patients but also pray for rain; it is a symbol of luckiness. It is popular. Currently, kalimba users are spread all over the world and the number is increasing.