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Bambajam Pelangi Kit

£227.00 exc VAT

£272.40 inc VAT

Age 4 - 18+

  • Instruments 1
  • Players 6
  • Stock: 16
Quantity Discount (%) Price (exc VAT)
1 - 4 £227.00
5 - 9 3 % £220.19
10+ 5 % £215.65

The ‘Bambajam Pelangi Kit’ has been designed for Early Years and Primary settings to enable children to connect with one another and develop together through musical play.

Connection and communication is built in, as the Pelangi’s unique double-sided frame helps children connect through the instrument as well as through the music.

The Pelangi was awarded the top Gold award at both Early Years and Primary levels, and was overall winner in the other teaching resources category at Primary level. The entire methodology is based on learning by playing.

As well as graded pieces with lyrics and backing tracks there are numerous musical games included – for example musical dominos, the human piano, and story-telling with chords. The colours and animals coded on to the keys enable the children to invent their own games, as well as helping them identify with the different tones before they can name them.

There is also an extensive Bambajam music library full of song packs, teaching resources, games, backing tracks and more. Each song pack is arranged for single player, duet and group using a specially developed notation system that combines colours, animals and traditional music notation. Also included are lyrics, chords and a play-along backing track.

N.B. For SEN settings: Please put a note with your order to indicate that it is needed for an SEN setting, so that we know to include the relevant materials.

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Product Information

What's included

  • Bambajam Pelangi Kit with mallets
  • Song cards, teaching resources, games, backing tracks and more
  • Bambajam bag

How to Play

The Bambajam Pelangi is multifunctional and can be played as a solo Xylophone, as well as a duet instrument. Alternatively, the keys can be removed from the frame to be played as single toned percussion instruments.

The natural keys on the Pelangi (think white notes on the piano) are rainbow coloured and feature animal designs so that children can easily identify with the different notes. Sharps and flats are all in natural black bamboo so that as more difficult notes are gradually introduced, the need to rely on colour can be removed.

On the reverse of each key is the note name. The keys can be configured in any order on the frame, so that children have only the keys that are on their music score sheet to concern themselves with. This is also a great function for learning to improvise, understand scales, and explore different tones.

To play a key as a single instrument, hold the bamboo at the lower part and strike with the mallet midway on the longest side holding it lightly enough so that the bamboo resonates. To play as a Xylophone place the keys on the frame and adjust the position so that when you play each key you get the clearest tone. Do not strike the keys too hard; instead use the weight of the mallets, which are ergonomically designed for children, to make use of the natural gravitational fall and bounce to generate a clear tone.

The keys are not fixed to the frame and can be removed quickly and configured for different arrangements. If you need to fix them to the frame, we suggest using elastic bands to allow some resonant give.


We work with a small number of specialist logistic companies to deliver your order quickly and economically. The delivery method varies, depending on your location and the size of the order, as follows:

UK Locations

Orders up to 5kg – Courier 2 to 3 working day delivery. This would typically include books, smaller instruments, percussion baskets and djembes up to 40cm.

Orders over 5kg – Courier, next working day delivery. Most orders are sent this way.

Large orders – Pallet service, 3 to 5 working day delivery. Used for large orders and those with more fragile contents.

Please note:

  1. Above timings are from dispatch date. Time from placing your order will usually be one or two days longer, depending on the order and destination.
  2. Delivery to offshore or Highland addresses may take longer and may cost more than to UK mainland addresses and we’ll quote and agree the costs with you in advance. Please note that in these cases it’s fine to go ahead and place your order, and there’s no obligation on your part until the delivery costs have been quoted and accepted by you.
  3. For some destinations, where a courier service isn’t available, we may send by Royal Mail instead.

International Locations

Orders weighing less than 1kg and not too bulky – Post Office Airmail. This would include books and smaller percussion instruments.

Orders weighing more than about 1kg and large orders – international courier or pallet service. We’ll obtain competitive quotes and agree these with you in advance.

Please note that it’s fine to go ahead and place your international order prior to confirming shipping costs, and that there’s no obligation on your part until the delivery costs have been quoted and accepted by you. Payment for international orders, including shipping costs, is required before dispatch of the goods.


Please let us know straight away if anything arrives damaged or otherwise in a substandard condition and we’ll be happy to replace it, refund the cost or provide you with an alternative product to your satisfaction. Speed is of the essence here as most courier companies will only accept responsibility for damage in transit if the damage is reported within 24 hours of delivery.

 In the event of damage, please take photographs, including any damage to the packaging, and email these to us ASAP.

Similarly, if an instrument  develops a fault within 12 months of purchase in the course of normal use (though excluding fair wear and tear), please let us know, and we’ll replace it or refund the cost. It’s also very helpful for us to see photos of the issue as this gives us solid information for changing the design, the production method or the packing materials.

But please do contact us before returning any damaged or substandard items. Once we’ve approved their return, please send to:  Drums for Schools Limited, 21 Shaftesbury Avenue, Burton Joyce NG14 5GL 

We really appreciate your feedback in the case of faults (or if you think an instrument could be improved in any way) and we take all such feedback very seriously indeed.