Firikyiwa

Description

Toney, hollow, and penetrating sound considering the small size of this metal…castanet? clave? bell!? It has a sound that holds its own throughout the drum ensemble. Like most West African bells, these are made from salvaged scrap metal selected for good sound qualities. It is a two part instrument including the bell pod, which slips over the first or middle finger, and a metal thumb striker. We are not sure the exact origin of this instrument but it is common throughout Ghana. Also called dodonpo, variations can be found in neighboring countries.

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 2 in
PLAYING TECHNIQUE

Held and struck

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

Ghana

ITEM SIZE

SOUND QUALITIES

Hollow, Toney

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