Apitua, Grello, & Agogo

Posted at July 21, 2013 | By : | Categories : Percussion | 0 Comment

agogoApitua and Agogo are metal African bells. Grello are more like castanets as they are played on two of the fingers. All are usually made of iron and are percussion instruments used to establish and drive rhythm and to add texture and variety to music. They are distinctive and provide a strong cutting metallic sound that will be heard even in large drum circles or music ensembles. These instruments are all handmade by expert blacksmiths in Africa and are each unique in both tone and look.