Type: Chordophones > Bows > Braced >
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 311.111
Country: Mauritius and Réunion.
Region: Indian Ocean.
Description: The bobre is an unbraced bow played in Mauritius and Réunion islands. It is similar to the berimbau in construction; the main single string is is tied on to the bow from end to end, forming the basic instrument. The bobre has a gourd attached. The bobre is played with a stick striking the string.
Citations: Bibliography: Jacques Lee 1990 ~ Sega: The Mauritian Folk Dance, Indiana University. p. 30 ISBN 978-0-9511296-1-6 ; 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 Websites: