Dunun & others drums

Melina krin - Log drum


The krin drum - also called kele or kolokolo - is an African log drum originally from the Guinea Forest region. It was once used by initiates of the Soussou tribe to communicate in the bush. Nowadays we find it in ensembles playing for African village festivities. Played alone or in sets of three, standing up, standing or on the ground, its two notes bring a melodic nuance to traditional polyrhythms. Our Mali are created by Guinean or Malian craftmen using traditional materials and skills.