Chimta is a musical instrument which is made up of long pieces of metal and usually made up of steel. The word ‘Chimta’ literally means ‘tongs’. The instrument has evolved to include brass jingles. The chimta can come in small or large sizes. This instrument is played to help define the beat of a song. Chimta players hold the musical instrument in one hand and strike the two sides of the chimta together to produce a chiming and metallic sound.