Bells (set of 3)

Style

We offer three types of Bell Sets for Dunduns: City Style and Village Style (from Baro and Sangbarala)

These iron bells are hand-pounded in Guinea by artisan blacksmiths. The unique sound features lots of overtones and a long sustain. An essential part of the djembe and dundun ensemble, they can also be used to add flavor to any percussion setup.

Bells in Guinea are played with metal strikers - metal on metal - that is the African sound (not wood to metal).

Sizes are approximate and can vary.


Different villages and regions have their own way of making and playing bells.

Bells can have different shapes, sizes, and sounds depending on where in Guinea they are from.

City Style

Conakry

How they make them in Conakry: smaller than the Village style, more compact for the on the go City Hustle.

Example Measurements:

Dundun: 7" X 3.5"

Sangban: 6" X 3"

Kenkeni: 5" X 2.5"

Village Style

Sangbarala

Malinke (Mandinka) Village in Upper Guinea. Sangbarala Bells are very long! Never seen in other places in Guinea. They are stamped with the village name for authenticity.

Example Measurements:

Dundun: 4" X 14"

Sangban: 3" X 12"

Kenkeni: 2.5" X 9.5"

Baro

Malinke (Mandinka) Village in Upper Guinea. Baro Bells are heavier and stocky.

Example Measurements:

Dundun: 4" X 10"

Sangban: 3" X 8"

Kenkeni: 2.5" X 7"

See Dundun Bells in Action

Craft & Culture

All Wula Drums are unique pieces made by hand in Guinea, West Africa from a single piece of wood.

Through our Reforestation Project, local forest guardians ensure that the wood is selectively sourced for sustainability of forest areas and the communities that surround them.

The Wula Team in Guinea carves and assembles each drum with precision and expert craftsmanship using the highest quality materials. Learn More: