The Sansula is a patented invention from HOKEMA, a new development of the Kalimba (also called Sansa or Mbira), which has its origins in southern Africa. Kalimbas are reed instruments that are plucked with the thumbs or fingers. In Africa, you can find them in countless forms and designs, in which the vibration of the metal tongue (tine) is amplified in various ways (e.g. on a resonance box, a hollow body like a calabash gourd or simply a piece of solid wood).
With the Sansula, the vibration of the metal tongue (tine) is first "stored" in a block of wood, which then transmits it to a sound membrane. In this way, the sound can be heard much longer than with other methods of sound amplification. Supported by the tuning, the octaves are next to each other which create a wonderful and soft sound, rich in overtones, which can be elicited from the instrument with ease.