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The tambin (also sereendu, fulannu or Fula flute) is a diagonal diatonic flute without a bell, made from a conical vine, with three finger-holes and a rectangular embouchere with two wings on either side. It is considered the national instrument of the West African Fula.


  • Rouget, Gilbert; James Porter (January 1978). "Review of The Peuls by Simha Arom". Ethnomusicology. 22 (1): 224–225. JSTOR 851392. This proportion is an accurate reflection of the importance of the flute among the Fula; it is, in a sense, their national instrument. 
  • Calabash Music. "Fula Flute". National Geographic. Retrieved February 17, 2008.