Agbosí

Names: Agbosí.
Type: Membranophones > Drums > Barrel > Double Headed >
Hornbostel-Sachs No#:
Diameter: 15 cm to 25 cm.
Length: 30 cm to 50 cm.
Area: Caribbean.
Country: Cuba.
Region: Central America.

Description: The Agbosí is a Double-headed drum that is played in Cuba. The Agbosí was played in private religious rituals. Yoruba-associated Egguado people, its function was to call and greet the female deity Obbá.

Construction: initially constructed from a single piece of wood, it was sometimes made of staves, with its heads nailed on. The body of the Agbosí measures from 30 cm to 50 cm in length and 15 cm to 25 cm in diameter at its ends, slightly wider in the middle.

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