Full size Calabash gourds with traditional Seeds.
Bright, uplifting top end frequency supported by the thumping base.
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.
- Approximate Dimensions: 30cm x 25cm x 25cm
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