Name: Chekere.

Type: Shaker > Idiophone.

Region: Many > Diaspora > Africa.

Acquisition Date: Circa 1998.

Acquisition Source: Trip to Cuba.

Description: The Chekere is a musical instrument who has its roots in West Africa. It is widely dispersed from Cuba to Brazil. This instrument is known under numerous names although they are tied to the regions in which they are from. In Brazil an identically similar instrument is called the afoxe and it is played in the same manner. Traditionally, hand crafted with beads tied onto netting that is netted over a gourd.




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