$19.00 – $95.00
Embrace the essence of West African culture with our quintessential shaker, skillfully crafted from dried gourds and adorned with woven netting made from beads or seeds.
This cherished instrument holds significance in both West African and Latin American folkloric traditions, as well as 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
Please note that as these shakers are crafted from natural gourds, there may be slight variations in sizing, adding to their unique charm.
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.