Abanico (Cuba) ‘fan’ Stylised roll played on the timbale to signify a change in the music.
Acheré (Cuba) Small shaker made from metal, wood, gourd or coconut, used in Batá ensembles.
Afuche/ Cabasa Beads over tube (pictured)
Agogô (Brazil) double cowbell sounding instrument used in samba
Agogo Bell (Cuba) Small bells welded onto a flexible metal rod, used in carnival by the Comparsas. Originally an iron bell from the Yoruba used with iyesá drums.
Anklung (Indonesia) Pitched bamboo tubes mounted on a frame with limited notes. Groups are arranged in a similar fashion to hand bell campanologists.
Anvil (Europe) Large metal block
Apala (Nigeria) Yoruba talking drum
Arará (Haiti) Dahomean ceremonial drums
Atabaque (Brazil) Conga style drum
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