Bells

Motherland Quality Bells                              Grounded in Time

Bells are an integral part of the traditions of African and so many other types of music, and besides being used as a time keeper they often have a ritual or ceremonial function. Add bells to your music making and experience the dynamic sounds and tempos they add.

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  • Adodo Bell

    $40.00$80.00
    • unusual percussion from Ghana
    • nice metallic sound
    • handheld held and shaken
  • Alo Gong

    $50.00$130.00
    • made in Nigeria
    • looks like a bell, sounds like a gong
    • comes with beater
    • made in India
    • adds a sprinkle of texture and liveliness
    • tied to the leg and shaken
    • cord color may vary
  • Ankle Bells on Leather

    $2.20$20.00
    • made in the Ivory Coast
    • heavy duty jingle sound
    • tied to the leg and shaken
    • made in Nigeria
    • soft jingle-bell-happy sound
    • held in hand and shaken
    • handmade in Nigeria
    • nice light, high pitched sound
    • hole for attachment
    • made in Burkina Faso
    • clankey and ringy sound
    • held with finger, struck with thumb ring (included)
  • Clappers

    $22.00$25.00
    • from Morroco
    • klesh klesh, or high-hat sound
    • metal hand held clapper
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    Doundoun Bells

    $18.00$115.00
    • made from recycled materials
    • great clangy sound
    • metal striker included
    • traditional Ghana instrument
    • penetrating sound
    • metal clave/castanet
  • Gankoqui

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

    $4.50$20.00
    • made from recycled materials in Ibo part of Nigeria
    • nice clangy sound
    • choose from 3 available sizes
  • Keriyan

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

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

    $20.00$60.00
    • Togo bell
    • Medium to High pitch sound
    • Hand-held instrument, striker rod included
    • made in the Ivory Coast
    • resonant, ringing sound
    • wood striker included
  • Wrist Bell

    $7.50$40.00
    • made in Mali
    • metal bell shaker-rattle
    • configured into a wrist band or hand held and shaken