An agogô is a pair of connected bells–one larger, one smaller–that a percussionist strikes with a stick to maintain a rhythm in Afro-Brazilian music. The agogô originated in Africa–it is prominent throughout West Africa, and is believed to have originated in the Yoruba communities of Nigeria–and is similar to the African gankogui bells.

KEY GENRES: Afoxé, Capoeira, Samba

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