The krins, kolokoto or kele

The krin (or kolokoto) is a slit drum whose origin would be in forest Guinea.

The first goal of this instrument was to allow the transmission of messages between villages.

The Krin accompanies the dance and is used most often in accompaniment of other instruments. It is traditionally used by initiates, but is found today in many traditional perc...

The krin (or kolokoto) is a slit drum whose origin would be in forest Guinea.

The first goal of this instrument was to allow the transmission of messages between villages.

The Krin accompanies the dance and is used most often in accompaniment of other instruments. It is traditionally used by initiates, but is found today in many traditional percussion groups.

The realization of a krin is done with a wooden ball whose interior is hollow and which has most often 3 slots. To do this, you need specific tools often made by the tailor himself.

The musician plays by slapping the slats between the slits with two wooden sticks. The instrument is usually placed on the ground.

Our BaraGnouma krins are cut from well-dried balafon or blacksmith's wood, with one main slot and two others of different lengths.

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