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Explore the captivating Aslatua from Ghana, West Africa – a pocket-sized rhythmic instrument filled with pebbles, creating a distinct and crisp percussive sound.
With practice you can get some super-cool rhythms going on both sides.
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Pronounced “us-la-twa”, this simple and unique traditional instrument (also known as asalato, kashaka, cascas, televi, kasso-kassoni) originates from Ghana.
Each pod is a gourd from the Swawa tree. When the gourds dry and fall off the tree, children collect them then give them to elders who hollow and fill them with orange pebbles from the iron-rich soil of the Sahel.
Aslatua are played by holding and shaking one gourd in the palm while swinging the second gourd around, creating both sandy shaking sounds and percussive clicks when the two connect. They are typically played in pairs (one in each hand) and are capable of producing complex polyrhythms.