The Agogo origins are rooted in West Africa, it was mainly used in the Yourba’s music and religions ceremonies.

In Brazil the Agogo is used in Candomblé ceremonies, samba (the Agogo may be the oldest samba music instrument) and in the Capoeira, the Agogo has the highest pitch of any of the Bateria’s music instruments.

The most common Agogo type is made of two bells attached by a U shaped piece of metal, another type is the “Agogo de castanha” made of Castanha coco.