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 listed below!
Strikers are not included. We suggest a 1'' nut that can be purchased at any hardware store.
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.
How they make them in Conakry: smaller than the Village style, more compact for the on the go City Hustle.
Dundun: 7" X 3.5"
Sangban: 6" X 3"
Kenkeni: 5" X 2.5"
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.
Dundun: 4" X 14"
Sangban: 3" X 12"
Kenkeni: 2.5" X 9.5"
Malinke (Mandinka) Village in Upper Guinea. Baro Bells are heavier and stocky.
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: