Our Guinea Dunun Bells are hand made in Guinea by the same master craftsmen who make our Rhythm Traders Djembes and Dununs. They are available in three sizes (Kenkeni, Sangban, and Dununba) and two styles (round, ballet style and flat, Hamanah style). The flat Hamanah style bells have a little less sustain than their round Ballet Style counterpart.
Dunun bells are always played with a metal striker such as a nail, round metal ring, or another thin metal mallet. This gives a cleaner sound than a wooden stick and ensures long life. Expect these to come with natural imperfections - no two sets are exactly alike.
Check out this footage of them being made from our trip to see the makers!