High-quality hand-made Agogo de Castanha.
The Agogo (the Yoruba word for “bell”) is a traditional West African instrument that may be the oldest samba & Capoeira music instrument.
Agogó is a percussion as well as a melodic instrument. The Agogo was further developed in Latin America and is played mainly in Brazil. It consists of 2 Natural bells that one hits with a wooden or metal stick, producing different pitches. The Agogo has the highest pitch of any bateria instrument. There is also a metal industrialized version, but we create & sell only the handmade natural version.
Our artist-craftsman “Spidy” creating the Agogo by hand. We create every instrument with care and it contains 2 castanhas. The artist creating the castanhas out of cleaned hollow castanha nuts from Brazil. We import the nuts from Brazil. This insures us with the best quality of sound.
Each bell has a different pitch – one is a higher tone, the other a lower.
Each piece is unique and hand-made. This means the sound of each piece has slight differences from one instrument to another. But nevertheless, all of them look and sound beautiful!
Agogo handle with a clear varnished finish.
You can choose from clear, red or black lacquer. Write the color you want in the order message. Otherwise, we’ll send a random color.
What do you get in the package
- Agogo de castanha
- Wooden stick
If you want the cheaper version with coconut nuts, you can buy it here.
- We are not responsible for any tax payment you need to pay in your country when receiving the product. Please check it before buying.
- WARNING: Non-contractual photos. Every manufactured instrument is unique! However, we guarantee you an impeccable quality with a visual aspect as close as possible to the pictures.
- The agogo is somewhat fragile. So please keep it safe and don’t drop it or drop anything heavy on top of it.