Cabasa

Cabasa

A stronger, modern version of the traditional beaded gourd instrument that originated in Africa, the cabasa features a steel ball chain wrapped around a wide cylinder fixed atop a handle. Played by placing one hand over the chain while holding the handle with the other hand and twisting the instrument back and forth, the cabasa creates a metallic, rattling sound. Different sizes will produce different sounds. Larger cabasas deliver louder, brighter tones while smaller cabasas are softer.

X8 Drums offers a variety of cabasas, from more traditional African designs enhanced with more durable materials to the modern versions explained above. Browse our extensive collection, and you’ll even find a foot cabasa that’s perfect for accenting a hand drum. While the cabasa is traditionally played in Latin jazz, this unique hand percussion instrument adds a dynamic layer of sound to various types of music.

  • LP Go-Jo Percussion Bag LP Go-Jo Percussion Bag

    Latin Percussion

    LP Go-Jo Percussion Bag

    MSRP: $15.99
    $11.19
    Listen to this instrument: LP Go-Jo Percussion Bag The LP Go-Jo Percussion Bag is a simple percussion instrument that offers a huge variety of percussion sounds. Beat it, shake it, toss it... fun for all types of music! Features The...
    LP359
    MSRP: $15.99
    $11.19
  • LP Afuche Cabasa Mini, Black Plastic

    Latin Percussion

    LP Afuche Cabasa Mini, Black Plastic

    MSRP: $46.99
    $33.59
    The LP Afucheâ¨/Cabasa, Martin Cohen's second patented invention, was developed nearly thirty years ago. It has since become the most popular hand percussion instrument ever created! Constructed using endless loops of steel bead chain...
    LP234-BK
    MSRP: $46.99
    $33.59
  • Tycoon Multi Cabasa

    Tycoon Percussion

    Tycoon Multi Cabasa

    MSRP: $79.00
    $60.52
    • An innovative hybrid between a regular cabasa and a soft shaker• An ideal addition to any studio percussionist's set up, or when a versatile instrument with soft shaker sounds are required• Shell crafted from environmentally-friendly...
    TSA-MC
    MSRP: $79.00
    $60.52
  • LP Afuche/Cabasa Large Wood (LP234B)

    Latin Percussion

    LP Afuche/Cabasa Large Wood (LP234B)

    MSRP: $84.99
    $61.59
    Developed and introduced by LP over 40 years ago, the Afuche®/Cabasa has become one of the most essential percussion instruments in history. Loops of steel bead are wrapped around a textured cylinder to produce a variety of scraping rhythmic patterns...
    LP234B
    MSRP: $84.99
    $61.59