This metal bell without tongue and fitted with a handle is knocked in rhythm with a piece of wood. There is a double one, named jimagua.

Ekón is used in the ritual abakuá musics. The conga bands use it too during carnivals : in that case, Ekón plays the role of a campana, and then have not a sacred character.


One of the abakuá sacred drums, keep for secret ceremonies.

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