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date: 22 November 2019

Ogán [ogã]locked

  • John M. Schechter



Iron bell used rhythmically in various drum ensembles of Afro-Cuban and Haitian vodun cults. In the hun ensemble of the Afro-Cuban Arará cult, it is a single inverted bell with an external beater. A double ogán (two bells joined by an iron loop) serves for mourning music in Matanzas Province. Instead of the loop handle some double ogán have straight handles forged together. The ogán is now rare and is being replaced by various metal objects, including blades from agricultural tools and chain links; these also are called ogán or ...

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