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Agogos & agogo bells
The agogo or agogo bell is a african percussion instrumnet. Its origins lie in the traditional music of the Yoruba people of Nigeira, however the instrument is now used throughout the world in various music styles; Brazilian samba music being most notable where it playes a key part in time keeping. The agogo can be either a single, double or even a triple bell mounted from a single handle and is played with a wooden beater or drum stick. On multiple bell versions the bells are of acending pitch. Both traditional metal and wooden varieties are available. The agogo is similar in sound to a cowbell but is generally higher in pitch.
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