Bells

Motherland Quality Bells                              Grounded in Time

Bells are an integral part of the traditions of African drumming. They often have ritual or ceremonial functions. The bells are hand made, so no two have the exact same sound. Add bells to your playing and experience the dynamic sounds and tempos that you will enjoy with these instruments.

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  • Ankle Bells on Leather

    $2.20$20.00
    • made in the Ivory Coast
    • heavy duty jingle sound
    • tied to the leg and shaken
  • Goat Bell

    $4.50$20.00
    • made from recycled materials in Ibo part of Nigeria
    • nice clangy sound
    • choose from 3 available sizes
    • handmade in Nigeria
    • nice light, high pitched sound
    • hole for attachment
  • Togo Single Iron Bell

    $10.00$32.00
    • handmade in Togo
    • simple cowbell-like sound
    • available with or without internal clapper
    • some sizes temporarily unavailable
    • made in Nigeria
    • soft jingle-bell-happy sound
    • held in hand and shaken
    • traditional Ghana instrument
    • penetrating sound
    • metal clave/castanet
    • made in India
    • adds a sprinkle of texture and liveliness
    • tied to the leg and shaken
    • cord color may vary
  • Oghene

    $12.00$200.00
    • handmade in Nigeria
    • single and double bells available
    • played with stick, included
  • Clappers

    $22.00$25.00
    • from Morroco
    • klesh klesh, or high-hat sound
    • metal hand held clapper
    • made in Burkina Faso
    • clankey and ringy sound
    • held with finger, struck with thumb ring (included)
  • Toke

    $20.00$60.00
    • Togo bell
    • Medium to High pitch sound
    • Hand-held instrument, striker rod included
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    Doundoun Bells

    $18.00$115.00
    • made from recycled materials
    • great clangy sound
    • metal striker included
  • Keriyan

    $25.00
    • made in Mali
    • hollow ratchety sound
    • scraped metal idiophone
  • Adodo Bell

    $40.00$80.00
    • unusual percussion from Ghana
    • nice metallic sound
    • handheld held and shaken
  • Wrist Bell

    $7.50$40.00
    • made in Mali
    • metal bell shaker-rattle
    • configured into a wrist band or hand held and shaken
    • made in the Ivory Coast
    • resonant, ringing sound
    • wood striker included
  • Gankoqui

    $10.00$45.00
    • handcrafted double bell from Ghana
    • high and low tones
    • playing stick included
  • Alo Gong

    $50.00$130.00
    • made in Nigeria
    • looks like a bell, sounds like a gong
    • comes with beater