The cabasa (cabaza) is a South American rattle made from a metal cylinder with metal beads around it which are scraped against it. It is related to the African gourd rattles with beads from which it evolved.
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South American rattle. Made from a metal cylinder with metal beads around it which are scraped against it. Related to African gourd rattles with beads.
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The cabasa, similar to the shekere, is a percussion instrument that is constructed with loops of steel ball chain wrapped around a wide cylinder. The cylinder is fixed to a long, narrow wooden or plastic handle. The cabasa of gourd was originally of African origin, and constructed from dried oval- or pear-shaped gourds with beads strung on the out
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