The krin is an idiophone log drum from West Africa, also known as kolokolo. The solid piece of hardwood is hollowed inside, with two tuned keys and three slit openings, and a handle on each end. The krin drum is played with two wood sticks. Although there are two primary notes or tones, the entire instrument can be played, offering a range of pitches and timbre from one single instrument. The krin is an instrument at home in West African music, playing in ensemble with the djembe, dunun, bala, and tama. More particularly, this type of krin is found mostly in Guinea and Mali.
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