Toca Percussion T2151BG
Toca Percussion T2151BG Description:
Fiberglass Round Body Shekere,with Green and Black Beads
The Shekere is an instrument from West Africa that has migrated across the waters and mingled with the music of many cultures. In essence, the Shekere is a hollowed-gourd covered by a "fish-net" web of string or nylon intertwined with various beads, seeds or hard objects.
The loose fit of the web allows for a range of sharp to sustained swishing tones, while variations in the size of the gourd afford significant changes in the fundamental tone. Traditional, indigenous Shekeres are also fragile and cracking is a fact of life.
The new Toca Fiberglass Shekere circumvents the problems with the use of a handmade fiberglass shell. Not only is the problem of durability solved, but also consistency of tone. Reliable and projecting, the sonority of the Toca Fiberglass Shekere is virtually indistinguishable from its folkloric counterpart.
The Toca Shekere features a black shell with a new belly shape, exclusive to Toca, which produces a wide range of sounds and, in particular, low bass tones.
Atop the black fiberglass shell sits a web of hand strung black and green synthetic beads. Players will immediately notice the ideal blend of rattling tones and low frequency fundamentals.
The mouth of a shekere tends towards fragility. Accordingly, the Toca Fiberglass Shekere features a protective rubber ring surrounding this opening. The combination of tough fiberglass construction, synthetic beads, and reinforced mouth conspire to make cracking a thing of the past.
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