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 embouchure with two wings on either side. It is considered the national instrument of the West African Fula and is similar in its sound and quality to the Ney. The flute was used in the 2018 Marvel movie Black Panther.[1]


  1. ^ "Ludwig Göransson 'Black Panther' Music Composer Interview - Essence". Essence. Retrieved 2018-10-08.
  • 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. Archived from the original on January 17, 2008. Retrieved February 17, 2008.