From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The bobre is a musical bow traditional in Mauritius and Réunion, particularly the traditional genres, sega and maloya.

It is a long bow, made of wood with a vegetable fibre string, with a calabash acting as a resonator. It is played by striking the string with a stick.[1]

It is no longer used in Mauritian sega but is still popular in Réunion.[1] It is also used in Maloya.[2]


  1. ^ a b K. Lee, Jacques (1990). Sega: the Mauritian folk dance. Indiana University. p. 30. ISBN 978-0-9511296-1-6. Retrieved 2009-07-31. 
  2. ^ James Porter; Timothy Rice; Chris Goertzen (1999). The Garland encyclopedia of world music. Indiana University: Taylor & Francis. p. 30. ISBN 978-0-8240-4946-1. Retrieved 2009-07-31.