Students in Kazakhstan just built a BANANA piano – and it’s rather appealing

11 February 2019, 17:10 | Updated: 11 February 2019, 17:30

Students in Kazakhstan just built a BANANA piano – and it’s rather appealing
Students in Kazakhstan just built a BANANA piano – and it’s rather appealing. Picture: Getty

By Helena Asprou

They say that music fuels creativity – and this smart group of people invented a piano using one of the world’s favourite fruits.

Bananas come with all kinds of wonderful health benefits – they’re high in potassium, loaded with fibre and even enhance our mood.

Now, students participating in a technology festival in Kazakhstan have found another reason to love this popular yellow fruit.

They've transformed it into an ingenious musical instrument: the banana piano.

The children invented the unusual-looking contraption for Go Creative! festival, which is based in Almaty, the largest city in Kazakhstan.

To get started, they laid out a series of bananas in a row and connected them to electronic components that were plugged into a computer.

It even sounded like a piano! Impressive stuff.