Our Mali krin (also kolokolo, lokole, kreen, kreenyi) are true professional grade log drums, imported direct from Bamako. Each is hand carved using traditional methods, tuned with precision for clear and distinct tones. There are two distinct, main keys, but the entire piece is an instrument - you can play the sides, the handles, the thick ends, or anyplace else you fancy. Each piece of wood is well seasoned and oiled, with beautiful wood grains. Along with a money back guarantee, here is what this professional krin from Mali features: * 6-7" OSD wood, 24-25" full length, 20-21" body, 8-9 lbs * Striking dark Hare (khadi, beng, hari) hardwood, solid one piece construction, imported direct * Wood seasoned and handcarved in Mali, West Africa, thickly coated with shea butter * Professionally tuned keys, a third to a fifth apart * Pair of 14-15" mallets included * The representative photos above are of one randomly selected krin; minor variations in wood color and size are standard among our in-stock inventory (World Percussion USA is the ONLY authorized seller of Africa Heartwood Project instruments on this marketplace. All other sellers claiming above to also sell this item as described are not honest sellers, so proceed with caution.)
- After import from Africa, each instrument is cleaned, inspected, tuned, and played individually to check sound and quality.
- Striking dark Hare (khadi, beng, hari) hardwood, solid one piece construction, imported direct from Bamako.
- Wood seasoned and handcarved in Mali, West Africa, thickly coated with shea butter .
- Professionally tuned keys, a third to a fifth apart.
- Hand crafted in Africa by village cultural artisans supported by the non-profit Africa Heartwood Project .