Frikywa Thumb Bell
AU $18.00 – AU $33.00
Vibrant “African castanets” made from forged iron in Ghana.
The sound is metallic and high and really cuts through any ensemble.
Choosing two with slightly different pitches allows the player to create interesting polyrhythms.
Super portable and a cool alternative to cowbell or agogo!
Check out our Frikywa in video action below >>
The frikywa (pronounced free-KEE-wah) thumb bell is a small, handheld percussive bell, hand forged from recycled iron in Ghana.
Frikywa are often played by roving dunun players or in pairs as an accompaniment. The volume can be controlled by cupping the bell more tightly into the palm and dampening the resonance. These bells make great learning tools for exercises involving time marking and keeping the pulse.
Approximate Dimensions (L x W x H): 8cm x 5cm x 5cm