Dimensions & materials
- Calabash diameter : 40 to 38 cm
- Height : 104 to 130 cm
- Number of strings : 4
- Weight : 3 to 3 kg
- Goat skin
- Traditional twisted skin rope
- Goni (balafon wood, hare) easel
- Wrought iron
- Bumu (whitewood) neck
A product of African craftsmen (Burkina Faso)
Bolon bato - Bolon
As you can see on the pictures of the instrument, our bato bolon are mounted with a metal bell.
The bolon is an African string instrument typical of Mali.
This mandingo instrument is a kind of three-stringed bass.
The bato bolon is the four-string variant of the traditional bolon.