Melina krin (Mali)

65 € the krin

max. 20

Dimensions & materials

  • Diameter : re 16 to 17 cm
  • Length : re 45 to 50 cm
  • Weight : re 4 to 6 kg
  • Kind of wood : Bumu (whitewood) (Bombax costatum)

A product of African craftsmen (Mali)

Krin drum - Melina Mali log drum

The krin - 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 krins are created by Malian craftmen using traditional materials and skills.

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