Classic Alo Bells

The Classic Alo Bells from Africa Heartwood Project are hand crafted from recycled scrap metal by blacksmiths in Togo, West Africa. Each bell produces a resonant single open tone similar to a cow bell, with larger bells making lower notes. Available in 3 sizes and as a matching set. Stick included with each bell.

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Product Description

The Classic Alo Bells from Africa Heartwood Project are hand crafted from recycled scrap metal by blacksmiths in Togo, West Africa. The Alo (AH-loe) bell produces a full, melodious single note when struck with the lightwood beater. The Alo bell originally comes from Nigeria, but is also used traditionally among the Ewe of Ghana and Togo (as a single-tone Gankogui bell). The sound is also appropriate for Afro-Cuban and Latin drumming music where a cow bell might otherwise be used. Wonderful sound and built to last. These bells feature:

  • 9.5in tall bell, 13in tall
  • 8in tall bell, 11in tall
  • 5in tall bell, 7.5in tall
  • Set of all three
  • hand forged from recycled iron by expert blacksmiths in Togo
  • bright, sustained tones sing out over the ensemble
  • durable construction, built with quality of sound as priority
  • light-wood beater included
  • due to the nature of the crafting process and materials used, each bell will have its own pitch and sound quality
  • African-made product from cultural artisans supported by Africa Heartwood Project
  • The purchase of this product sustains livelihoods for cultural artisans in West Africa.

Sizes & Prices

Model Size Description Retail Price (USD)
ALOS 5" bell, 7.5" tall Alo Bell - small $18
ALOM 8" bell, 11" tall Alo Bell - standard $23
23 9.5" bell, 13" tall Alo Bell - large $25
ALOSET 5"-9.5" bell, 7.5-13" tall Alo Bell set $55

Artists

Africa Heartwood Drum & Dance Ensemble

Artisans