Dimensions & materials
- Diameter : 16 to 17 cm
- Length : 45 to 50 cm
- Weight : 3 to 5 kg
- Kind of wood : Bumu (whitewood) (Bombax costatum)
A product of African craftsmen (Mali)
7- 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.
Overall product rating : 4.8 / 5
1 year ago
Bought a krin (log drum). It’s a good instrument - as described on the website.
Delivery (France to London U.K.) was delayed by one day by the political turmoil in France but I ordered on Sunday and got the krin the following Friday morning.
Good service, good communication and good authentic product.
I’m pleased and will deal with african-percussion.net again.