The flutes

The Tambin, or fulani flute in malinké.

Its name comes from the plant with which it is traditionally cultivated by the Fulani pastors of Fouta-Djalon, in Guinea, the tambin. It has great similarities with the Mandingo flute.

The material used to make the flute and the number of holes may vary by region.

Flutes with three to six holes can thus be...

The Tambin, or fulani flute in malinké.

Its name comes from the plant with which it is traditionally cultivated by the Fulani pastors of Fouta-Djalon, in Guinea, the tambin. It has great similarities with the Mandingo flute.

The material used to make the flute and the number of holes may vary by region.

Flutes with three to six holes can thus be found.

Our flutes are manufactured from the original reed (tambin), and feature 3 holes. They are tuned in A, B, and C.

May you wish a different scale, get in touch with us, and we will assess if we can satisfy your query.



It is an oblique flute that offers a diatonic range from one octave to one and a half octaves.

This instrument is played in West Africa.

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The flutes  There are 45 products.

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  • The fula flutes

    We are proud to offer traditional fula flutes with three sound holes, realised and finished entirely in our workshop.

    The greatest care is given to the instruments finish, each being meticulously sanded and varnished.

    Crafted from a natural reed, we reinforce each flute with a small band of calabash fitted snugly over the otherwise fragile lower end of the instrument.

    Embedded into the natural wax mouthpiece of each flute, we add a further piece of calabash cut to the shape of the letter to which the key of the instrument corresponds.

    Several keys are thus available ranging from the lowest, E major, to the highest, A major. A reinforced waterproof case is included to protect your flute. 

    If you do not find the tune you are looking for, please send us a message using the contact form.

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