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Overseas Connection G-732C Large Gankogui with Beater

Brand: Overseas Connection

$24.95

MSRP: $39.95

Item: #200012
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Traditional gankogui (African agogo bells) with a stacked configuration; large size (approx. 14"). Made in Togo and Ghana by blacksmiths using hand bellows and rudimentary forges. Since each bell is hand-forged, each will have its own unique tone. The sizes will also vary; the smaller bell is about 3" diameter and the larger bell about 4" diameter. Traditionally used to mark the beat for ceremonies, this bell is one of the most important parts of many percussion ensembles. It produces various open and closed sounds, with a brighter tone than the Nigerian agogo bell.  Try dampening the bell against your leg while you play. Easily hand held; or ready for stand attachment (use your own stand and hardware). Wooden striker included.   

 

Last year the importer of these bells started cleaning them and then rubbing with a light coat of natural shea butter. Shea butter comes from the shea nut tree in Africa--it is often used in hand lotions and face creams. The shea butter is applied to prevent the bells from rusting. 

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for World Drumming curriculum
Dorothy C on Aug 27, 2012
this item was requested by my daughter, a music therapy major
Kim H on Dec 8, 2011

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