Axatse African Shaker - Maraca, Rumba Shaker - 3'' X 6''


Axatse African Shaker - Maraca, Rumba Shaker - 3'' X 6'' by Africa Heartwood Project at Trenton Community Music. MPN: AXA3. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. This gourd shaker is traditionally known as the axatse (ah-HOT-say) in Ghana, and is also known more generically as a shekere (SHEH-kuh-ray). Each dry, hollow calabash is hand selected for thickness and proportion, then dressed with a lattice work of Job's Tear Seeds. The axatse can be played like a maraca, by gently tugging on the blue rope ends, by swirling or twisting the seed net, or with more intricate double handed techniques. The axatse differs from the Afro-Cuban shekere in that it is sm


Axatse African Shaker - Maraca, Rumba Shaker - 3'' X 6'' by Africa Heartwood Project
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Product Description & Reviews

This gourd shaker is traditionally known as the axatse (ah-HOT-say) in Ghana, and is also known more generically as a shekere (SHEH-kuh-ray). Each dry, hollow calabash is hand selected for thickness and proportion, then dressed with a lattice work of Job's Tear Seeds. The axatse can be played like a maraca, by gently tugging on the blue rope ends, by swirling or twisting the seed net, or with more intricate double handed techniques. The axatse differs from the Afro-Cuban shekere in that it is smaller and does not produce a bass note when the top of the gourd is struck. An excellent way to teach rhythm and culture. (World Percussion USA is the ONLY authorized seller of Africa Heartwood Project instruments on this marketplace. All other sellers claiming above to also sell this item as described are not honest sellers, so proceed with caution.)

Features & Highlights

  • Handmade, authentic shaker made in Ghana
  • Strong gourd body and handle, hollow and dried
  • Whole natural seed beads intricately labrynthed in web of bright blue string
  • Hand crafted in Africa by village cultural artisans supported by the non-profit Africa Heartwood Project
  • World Percussion USA is the only authorized seller of Africa Heartwood Project instruments on this marketplace. All other sellers of this item are NOT selling the product described in this listing!

Additional Information

Brand:
Africa Heartwood Project
Manufacturer:
Africa Heartwood Project .org
Category:
Shakers
Model:
AXA3
MPN:
AXA3
Part Number:
AXA3
Publisher:
Africa Heartwood Project .org
Item Size:
3 x 6 x 3 inches
Package Weight:
0.15 pounds
Package Size:
4.2 x 3.7 x 4.2 inches

 


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