Shekere

Shekere

At X8 Drums, we believe that there’s nothing more fun than playing a hand drum or handheld percussion instrument. The shekere is no exception. This West African instrument is traditionally made from a dried and hollowed gourd wrapped by a net of cords with hand-strung beads. Commonly used for folkoric traditions and in various styles of music, including West African and Afro-Cuban music, shekeres can be shaken, twisted, tossed, scratched, slapped, and tapped to create a variety of sound effects and rhythmic depth.

Expand your percussion sound by browsing our extensive collection of shekeres! X8 Drums offers both traditional gourd shekeres for a truly authentic sound and fiberglass shekeres for more reliable strength and durability. No matter which type of shekere you choose, you can trust that we’ve hand-picked all of our shekeres from brands with a reputation for delivering quality sound and detailed design.

  • African Gourd Shekere

    X8 Drums

    African Gourd Shekere

    MSRP: $79.00
    $42.00
    This authentic Nigerian shekere is completely handmade of calabash gourds with a web of plastic beads. This popular instrument is used extensively throughout all of Africa. It produces a muted shaker sound that can be either very subdued or very loud...
    MSRP: $79.00
    $42.00
  • Gon Bops Rawhide Shekere

    Gon Bops

    Gon Bops Rawhide Shekere

    MSRP: $399.00
    $239.00
    The Gon Bops Rawhide Shekere features a unique design that combines a water buffalo hide bowel with fiberglass neck for sound projection. Traditionally a West African instrument constructed from dried gourd shells, Gon Bops rawhide construction offers...
    MSRP: $399.00
    $239.00
  • Gon Bops Shekere

    Gon Bops

    Gon Bops Shekere

    MSRP: $255.00
    $149.00
    The Gon Bops Shekere features fiberglass construction with multi-colored plastic beads. This is a lightweight and durable percussion instrument. The shekere is a fundamental instrument in the rhythm section. The adjustable bead skirt and durable...
    MSRP: $255.00
    $149.00
  • LP High Hat Shekere LP High Hat Shekere

    Latin Percussion

    LP High Hat Shekere

    MSRP: $209.99
    $137.99
    CLEARANCE: Open Box Item. Returned in new condition. Watch a Video Demonstration of the LP Hi-Hat Shekere Drummers and percussionists have long enjoyed the ability to play bells, blocks, and tambourines using LP's legendary Gajate Bracket and a bass...
    MSRP: $209.99
    $137.99
  • LP Jim Greiner Shekere

    Latin Percussion

    LP Jim Greiner Shekere

    MSRP: $209.99
    $137.99
    Old World Meets High Tech: The LP Jim Greiner Shekere Jim Greiner is highly respected as a percussion performer and educator. He's dedicated himself to promoting the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of playing percussion to people from all walks...
    MSRP: $209.99
    $137.99
  • LP Pro Shekere

    Latin Percussion

    LP Pro Shekere

    MSRP: $228.99
    $149.99
    The shekere's history begins in Africa where this unique instrument serves as a shaker, a rattle, and a drum. Traditionally made from hollowed gourds wrapped in a lattice of stones, the instrument was, and is, played by shaking or twisting it to get...
    MSRP: $228.99
    $149.99
  • Meinl Jumbo Shekere

    Meinl

    Meinl Jumbo Shekere

    MSRP: $264.00
    $169.99
    The Meinl Percussion Jumbo Size Shekere is hand made from premium fiberglass and fitted with a net of beads. Material: Premium fiberglass Color: Vintage Sunburst
    MSRP: $264.00
    $169.99
  • Meinl Premium Fiberglass Shekere, Red

    Meinl

    Meinl Premium Fiberglass Shekere, Red

    MSRP: $159.00
    $99.99
    Combining traditional design with modern innovations Meinl's Premium Fiberglass Shekere in red adds endless sound effect possibilities to your percussion setup. This medium-sized shekere features the shape and feel of a natural gourd, from which...
    MSRP: $159.00
    $99.99
  • Meinl Shekere

    Meinl

    Meinl Shekere

    MSRP: $236.50
    $149.99
    Watch a demonstration of this shekere. The Meinl Percussion Shekere is handmade from premium fiberglass and fitted with a net of beads. It delivers a grisp sound and unlike gourd shekeres, it is nearly unbreakable.
    MSRP: $236.50
    $149.99
  • Pearl Caja Shekere

    Pearl

    Pearl Caja Shekere

    MSRP: $220.00
    $139.00
    Pearl's Folkloric Shekere Caja is a unique world instrument made from a natural gourd. Pearl offers three sizes and the Caja is the largest model. When struck, it provides three distinct tones accentuated by a fiberglass gel coating the interior for...
    MSRP: $220.00
    $139.00
  • Pearl Secundo Shekere

    Pearl

    Pearl Secundo Shekere

    MSRP: $165.00
    $119.00
    Pearl's Folkloric Shekere Secundo is a unique world instrument made from a natural gourd. Pearl offers three sizes and the Secundo is the medium model. When struck, it provides three distinct tones accentuated by a fiberglass gel coating the interior for...
    MSRP: $165.00
    $119.00
  • Pearl Uno Shekere

    Pearl

    Pearl Uno Shekere

    MSRP: $165.00
    $105.00
    Pearl's Folkloric Shekere Uno is a unique world instrument made from a natural gourd. Pearl offers three sizes and the Uno is the smallest model. When struck, it provides three distinct tones accentuated by a fiberglass gel coating the interior for added...
    MSRP: $165.00
    $105.00
  • Toca Coconut Shekere with Plastic Beads

    Toca

    Toca Coconut Shekere with Plastic Beads

    MSRP: $41.00
    $23.99
    Note: This item requires additional processing time, typically 3-4 business days.   Watch Video Demonstration of this Shekere Audio Sample: Toca Coconut Shekere: A coconut shell and handle with a net of small plastic beads on the outside that...
    MSRP: $41.00
    $23.99
  • Toca Fiberglass Shekere

    Toca

    Toca Fiberglass Shekere

    MSRP: $95.00
    $55.99
    Note: This item requires additional processing time, typically 3-4 business days.   The Toca Percussion Fiberglass Shekere features a brown fiberglass shell with hand-strung glass beads. Dimensions: 14" Tall x 9" Width (approximate) Durable...
    MSRP: $95.00
    $55.99
  • Toca Fiberglass Shekere, Black and White

    Toca

    Toca Fiberglass Shekere, Black and White

    MSRP: $152.00
    $87.99
    The Toca Percussion Fiberglass Shekere features a black fiberglass shell with hand-strung white plastic beads. Dimensions: 15" Tall x 9" Width (approximate) Durable fiberglass body produce deep bass tones when played with the palm of the hand...
    MSRP: $152.00
    $87.99
  • Toca Fiberglass Shekere, Rasta Beads

    Toca

    Toca Fiberglass Shekere, Rasta Beads

    MSRP: $103.00
    $57.99
    Note: This item requires additional processing time, typically 3-4 business days.   The Toca Percussion Fiberglass Shekere features a gourd painted fiberglass shell with hand-strung rasta colored beads. Dimensions: 14" Tall x 9" Width...
    MSRP: $103.00
    $57.99