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The quintessential West African shaker made from a dried gourd and woven netting made from beads or seeds.
Common in West African and Latin American folkloric traditions as well as some of the popular contemporary music styles.


Mini: 16cm x 8cm x 8cm | Small: 20cm x 13cm x 13cm
Medium: 28cm x 16cm x 16cm | Large: 28cm x 18cm x 18cm
XLarge: 33cm x 22cm x 22cm | Neck: 30cm x 25cm x 25cm

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

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The shekere 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 calabash is a dried gourd which is hollowed, cleaned and threaded with small shells collected from the shorelines of Ghana to create the shekere.
They produce crisp or sandy effects to depending on how they’re played.


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