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Toca Gourd Shekere with Jentere Beads

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Add warm and slightly funky percussion beats to your musical ensemble and play list with this handheld shekere. It’s sure to get as much attention for its exotic good looks as it will for its crisp and distinctly unique sound.

Inspired by shekeres that originated in Western Africa centuries ago, our traditional-look shekere features a netting of jentere beads that rattles against the hollow gourd shell for a unique percussive sound that lends itself to all types of music. The natural, round gourd ensures excellent resonance and volume that cuts through and projects well. A carved wooden handle makes this shekere easy to hold onto while performing, and the long, loose strands from the netting add extra charm and character.

Theses gourd shekeres are available in two sizes so you can play them together simultaneously or individually. The medium sized shekere is 11”-12” long with a 7”-8” diameter, while the larger shekere is 9”-10” long with a 13”-14” diameter. Sizes will vary slightly due to shape and size of the natural gourd.

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"X8 Drums Hand Percussion: 1-Year Limited
X8 Drums & Percussion Djembes: 3 month limited on shell only


This warranty extends only to defects in materials or workmanship as limited above and does not extend to any product which has been lost or discarded, by accident or improper maintenance; or which has been altered; or which has been repaired or modified by a non-authorized person or company. This warranty does not apply to any owner other than the original purchaser; any defects caused by reasonable use, neglect, moisture and/or temperature extremes, handling, shipping or accidents; natural wood finishes or normal color changes of wood or shell covering material. Under this warranty repair or replacement of parts is the only remedy, and loss of use of the products, loss of time, inconvenience or consequential damages are not covered.

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  1. uuuuuuummmmmm-yea

    Posted by Gary Killian on 1st Aug 2014

    as a beginer drummer and percussionest I'm always on the look out for funky sounding instruments and this is a beauty--very nice indeed

  2. Gourd Shekere

    Posted by Eunice on 1st Aug 2014

    Great rattle! I have fond memories of our rhythm band in grade-school music! Am looking forward to using this in drum circle & am inspired to try my hand at making one!

  3. Gourd Shekere

    Posted by Neil Johnson on 28th Jul 2014

    Very unusual and great sounding shekere. Bought it as a gift, and am going to get one for myself. X8 has been great to do business with every time I've dealt with them. Orders always on time, as described at great prices. I highly recommend them.

  4. Interesting

    Posted by Tim Vandersall on 16th Jul 2014

    Cool looking gourd with strange beads on the outside that make the sound. Nice loud rattle sound.

  5. prompt service

    Posted by Leigh Ann Meinecke on 14th Jul 2014

    My Shekere came so promptly that I was able to use it in my lesson plans sooner than I anticipated!

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