Neck Shekere

AU $95.00

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Full size Calabash gourds with your choice of Beads or traditional Seeds (leave a note at checkout)
Bright, uplifting top end frequency supported by the thumping base.

Approximate Dimensions: 30cm x 25cm x 25cm

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The shekere (from the Yoruba Ṣẹ̀kẹ̀rẹ̀) is an ancient traditional percussion instrument of West Africa. Popular from Senegal to Nigeria, they are a central feature of traditional Ewe music. In Ghana and Togo they are called “axatse”, in Mali and Guinea as “djabara”. The body is a dried gourd which is hollowed, cleaned and threaded with a net of small seeds or beads. They produce crisp or sandy effects to depending on how they’re played.

As these are made from natural gourds there is a natural variation in sizing.



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