Classic Gankogui Bells

The Classic Gankogui Bells from Africa Heartwood Project are built by blacksmiths out of recycled metal in Togo. These gankogui are built well built to produce the correct traditional sound of the Anlo-Ewe ensemble. The Classic Gankogui Bells come in three sizes, the large (9″ low bell, 13″ tall), Medium (7″ low bell, 11″ tall), and Small (5″ low bell, 8″ tall), also available as a set of three. Each comes with a carved light wood beater.

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Product Description

The Classic Gankogui Bells from Africa Heartwood Project are built by blacksmiths out of recycled metal in Togo. These gankogui are built well built to produce the correct traditional sound of the Anlo-Ewe ensemble. The gankogui (gon-koe-KWI), also known as agogo bell, double bell, or hi-low bell, is used in a variety of African percussion music, but is traditionally from the Anlo-Ewe of Ghana, Togo, and Benin. By striking the bells with a mallet or beater a two-pitch song is created. Each Classic Gankogui Bell features:

  • Available in 3 Sizes: Large (9″ low bell, 13″ tall), Medium (7″ low bell, 11″ tall), and Small (5″ low bell, 8″ tall)
  • each bell is available separately or as a matching set of 3
  • hand forged from recycled metal 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
  • Made in Africa by cultural artisans supported by non-profit Africa Heartwood Project .org
  • The purchase of this product sustains livelihoods for cultural artisans in West Africa.

Sizes & Prices

Model Size Description Retail Price (USD)
GANSET Various Family of three Gankogui bells. $60
GANL 9" low bell, 13" tall Oversize large gankogui bell with stick $35
GANS 5" low bell, 8" tall Small gankogui bell with stick $20
GANM 7" low bell, 11" tall Medium or standard size gankogui bell with stick $25

Artists

Africa Heartwood Drum & Dance Ensemble

Artisans