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The krin, the African log drum

Thanks to Chris Sylla for this, the third in a series of features about traditional West African musical instruments found in The Gambia.
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The bolon, a rarely seen member of the harp family

Following on from a fascinating post about the balafon, here is the second in a series of features about traditional musical instruments found in The Gambia and neighbouring countries by Chris Sylla.
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The story of the balafon, an ancient West African musical instrument

The balafon, similar in appreance to a Europran Xylophone, dates back to the courts of the Mandinka Empire and is still a popular West African instrument today.
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Photo Essay: Tamala West African Drumming Troupe

Highlighting one aspect of Gambia's wonderful culture.
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