This family of atoke (ah-TOE-kay) bells forms part of Anlo-Ewe percussion ensemble music in Ghana, Togo, and Benin. Also known as the apitua (ah-PEE-too-ah), banana , and toke bell, the atoke bell is shaped like a canoe, and is traditionally played by resting in an open palm and striking the edges with a metal beater. The atoke also doubles as an effective dunun bell, by slipping it through the vertical ropes on a horizontally positioned dunun. Covered by our warranty, the atoke features: * Sizes included: 12" large, 9" medium, 7" small * hand forged from recycled iron by expert blacksmiths in Togo * clear, crisp tones that are easily heard when the ensemble is playing * metal striker included with each bell * due to handcrafted nature of this instrument, each bell has unique pitch and sound quality (World Percussion USA is the ONLY authorized seller of Africa Heartwood Project instruments on this marketplace. All other sellers claiming above to also sell this item as described are not honest sellers, so proceed with caution.)
- Hand forged from recycled iron by expert blacksmiths in Togo
- Sizes included: 12" large, 9" medium, 7" small. INCLUDES METAL STRIKER FOR EACH BELL.
- Clear, crisp tones that are easily heard when the ensemble is playing
- Hand crafted in Africa by village cultural artisans supported by the non-profit Africa Heartwood Project
- World Percussion USA is the only authorized seller of Africa Heartwood Project instruments on this marketplace. All other sellers of this item are NOT selling the product described in this listing!