Ogene [ogele, ugele, ogenni]
[ogele, ugele, ogenni]
Clapperless forged iron bell of the Igbo people of Nigeria. It is about 30 cm long and is beaten with a hardwood stick, which may have soft padding at the end. Bells are single, double (ogene mkpi nabo), or triple (ogene mkpi ito). They are used for signalling (e.g. announcing the appearance of a mask), with slit drums and rattles in divination, and as rhythm instruments during dancing. ...