- John M. Schechter
Afro-Cuban clapper bells. They are generally made of metal in a rectangular shape about 12 cm long, but occasionally (for mournful rites) of wood. The íreme (‘devils’) of the Ñáñigos (Abakua cult; a secret Cuban society established by slaves more than a hundred years ago) wear a belt with three to four bells hanging at their waist. The bells sound when the ...