These kenken (KEN-ken) dunun bells are hand crafted by blacksmiths in Togo. Made of recycled metal using traditional forging techniques, these bells are imported to the Africa Heartwood Project drum shop in Ghana, then sent to the US. Because of the metal and technique used, each bell has a nice melodic sound quality, not as shrill and piercing as dunun bells made of metal piping. The kenken are traditionally played with dunun laying transverse and bell on top, with one hand playing the bell and the other playing dunun with wood mallet. Covered by our standard money back guarantee, these bells feature: * Set of three matching bells included, each of different size and pitch * Average sizes are 5"x8", 4"x6", and 2.5"x5" for L, M, and S * Bells are "nesting" for easy transport and storage * Clam shape allows side not attached to dunun ropes to resonate * Rugged, authentic structure, texture, and sound; minor discoloration is expected * Each set is hand crafted, so slight variations in size and sound do exist * The forging process requires the use of oil, of which a residue may remain on the bells * Metal striker included with each bell * African-made product from Africa Heartwood Project (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 crafted by blacksmiths in Togo
- Set of three matching bells included, each of different size and pitch
- Average sizes are 5"x8", 4"x6", and 2.5"x5" for L, M, and S
- Rugged, authentic structure, texture, and sound; minor discoloration is expected
- Hand crafted in Africa by village cultural artisans supported by the non-profit Africa Heartwood Project .