Category: Bolon

Listening In, Understanding More: The Bolon

Posted by on 21.5.20 in All blogs, Bolon, Informative blogs

Shrouded in mysticism, the once-great bolon instrument has now all but completely disappeared from contemporary West African music. Occasionally seen in ballet contexts, it’s hard to grasp the importance of the bolon in carrying messages about conflict, war and peace to various villages in Mali and Guinea. Nevertheless, the bolon is an intriguing instrument, with […]

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