A large xylophone with hollow gourds as resonators, used in West African music.
Via French from Manding bala ‘xylophone’ + fo ‘to play’.
“You could hear the balafon resonating across the crowd.”
Itinerant (adj) (noun)
Travelling from place to place. / A person who travels from place to place.
Late 16th century (used to describe a judge travelling on a circuit): from late Latin itinerant- ‘travelling’, from the verb itinerari, from Latin iter, itiner- ‘journey, road’.