This agogo has a beautiful warm sound that you get from wood. Used frequently with capoeira, samba de roda and folkloric groups in Salvador, Bahia. The sound of these agogos mixes well with pandeiro, atabaques and berimbau.
Marcus China is a prolific maker of small, hand percussion in Brazil and is well known for his caxixis. Many of his products are made from recycled objects such as bottle caps and keys. He hand makes these beautiful agogos out of Brazil nut shells.