Meaning of agogo in English:


Pronunciation /əˈɡəʊɡəʊ/


  • A small bell made of two joined metal cones, used as a percussion instrument in African and Latin music.

    ‘On Caribbean Odyssey he plays bongos, congas, timbales, cowbells, Hawaiian nose flutes, chimes and even the agogo bells.’
    • ‘Just behind, the ding-ding-ding sound comes from the clustered bells of the agogo.’
    • ‘Each member of the quartet is credited with playing the agogo bells.’
    • ‘The music workshop gave pupils at Broadway First School and St Mary's RC primary school the chance to get a flavour of Brazil as well as hands on experience playing an array of traditional instruments such as surdo drums and agogo bells.’
    • ‘I play agogo and trumpet in a samba group.’


From Yoruba.