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The  krin  is  a  hand-held cylinder made out of a piece of hollowed  tree  trunk with 3 slots of different lengths running across it.  Two wooden sticks are used  to  produce  multiple different resonant   sounds, depending   on  the   point  of  contact (slots, flat upper surface, or sides).  This  instrument originated from Guinea, and is  believed  to  have  sacred properties. It was, and still is, traditionally used  to transmit coded messages  between villages. Its size can reach up to 10 feet wide. The Baga  people use it to accompany  secret  ceremonies and call it "Tali" when it has only one opening. 
In the forest region of Guinea, some versions  have up to 5 different slots and are played strapped to the waist.
The krin is also often played in a vertical position, either strapped to the shoulder, waist, or one side resting on the floor, depending on the region where it is played.
The national ballets have integrated It in their orchestra, in an effort to represent all instruments from all ethnic groups of Guinea.
The version being sold here is made out of Bala wood.
Item code: KRM
medium - Professional
Size:19" * 6"
CA$229
Item code: KRS
small
Size:15" * 5"
WAS CA$179
Item code: KRx
extra small
Size:13" * 5"
CA$149
All  musical instruments  are  authentic professional instruments from West Africa.
The  craftsmen  who  built  them  are descended   from   families  who   have produced the same artifacts for generations. They  have  mastered  the techniques of selecting  materials  and  building   quality instruments  through  the  years. Hear   for   yourself  the   unique sound that first  echoed through Africa and now the world
Map of Guinea - West Africa
2 original stick provided with each Krin
Item code: KRE
Extra large - Professional
Size:29" * 8"
CA$349
Item code: KRL
Large - Professional
Size:26" * 8"
CA$299
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