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    Agogo

Agogo

Brief history

The agogô, or , is an African instrument (called the sino in Yoruba and the rubembe in Bantu culture) which belongs to the idiophone family.

It is made up of two or more cone-shaped bells attached to a curved metal rod. The instrument is played by hitting the two or more bells with a wooden (or metal) drumstick; the bells can be made of copper, bronze, silver, stainless steel, or natural materials such as coconut or Brazil nut, in which case the handle would be made of wood.

It is a very popular element of candomblé, and is also used in different types of samba, afoxé, capoeira and Brazilian pop music songs. There are several types of agogôs in Afro-Brazilian musical traditions, which vary in size, sound, rhythm, material and pitch.

Ensembles

Beat! ensembles with agogo

Baiao

Baiao

Ijexa

Ijexa

Maracatu

Maracatu

Pagode

Pagode

Samba de Roda

Samba de Roda

Samba-reggae

Samba-reggae

Samba School

Samba School