Quiada De Burro.
Struck > Percussion > Idiophone.
Many > South America & Central America.
The quiada de burro, or quiada or charrasga is a struck
idiophone with in the percussion family. The tissue is cleaned,
dried and removed this is so the teeth can function as a rattle
when the instrument is hit. It is played by some one striking
the instrument with their right fist and the instrument is held
from the jawbone facing downwards. While it is used in most
Latin American countries from Mexico, Peru, El Salvador, Ecuador
Origins: The quiada is an instrument of African origins
it was introduced through the slaves during the colonial era.
This musical instrument enjoys a wide level of exposure in both
traditional and contemporary compositions. In Oaxaca Mexico the
quijada is used as a time keeper for the "cancion". It is
commonly used at carnivals and religious festivals.