The Simbi is a string type heptatonic tunable musical instrument from the hunters. It consists of a large bowl-shaped calabash covered with shaved goatskin, from which a wooden pole extends. A large metallic resonator is often attached to the top of the pole. The instrument has seven nylon strings in one row, going through a pierced bridge.
The strings are tuned using wooden pegs along the pole, or using the traditional leather rings, depending on the version.
The Simbi is played standing, strings facing the player, using thumbs and index fingers during secret ceremonies.
This harp's repertoire has been a main source of inspiration for Jelis.
The proposed version has wooden pegs and is from Guinea (West Africa).