Shaker > Idiophone.
Many > Diaspora > Africa.
Acquisition Date: Circa
Source: Trip to Cuba.
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.