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Percussion Plus Honestly Made African cabasa with beads - small
Product code: PP2076
£17.99 (inc. VAT)
Key product features
Crafted in Ghana using traditional materials and methods
Produces a 'chichichi' sound when played
Made from a gourd with dozens of tiny colourful beads
Average size - 7x15cm
Introducing the Percussion Plus Honestly Made Small African cabasa with beads - small
The main body of this cabasa is made from gourd, a large fleshy fruit with a hard skin that is dried and hollowed out. Dozens of beads are a suspended by a web of string around the outside, providing the well-known cabasa sound.
As they are made from naturally grown gourd, sizes will vary, especially from season to season. This creates a wonderfully unique instrument, always expertly crafted in Ghana using traditional techniques.
This African cabasa is sourced using Fair trade principles. See below for more information about the Honestly Made range of musical instruments from Percussion Plus.
These items are musical instruments not toys and there may be small parts on or in some of them. Younger players should use them under supervision.
A classic cabasa sound
Modern cabasas are made using metal beads wrapped around a metal cylinder. This instrument is made much more like the original African cabasas these modern instruments were based on, producing a gentler sound. Play by rolling it in your palm, or for a more precise sound roll it between your hand and leg.
Percussion Plus Honestly Made products are manufactured in independent family workshops that are too small to join
Fair Trade groups or are located in countries that do not have such organisations. These suppliers and their subsidiaries
all follow Fair trade principles which include:
Agreeing a fair price Use of recycled materials
Paying significant amounts upfront
Being loyal and reasonable in all dealings
Prioritising smaller suppliers over large factories
Manufacturing methods that do not damage the environment