Music: Chief Yagbe Awolowo Onilu - Secrets Of The Calabash "Shekere" (via)

"The Obstacle Is The Path..." - "Existence Is Not About Learning To Accept Reality, But Rather Remembering Your Power To Create It" - "Be Strong Enough To Stand Alone = Be Yourself Enough To Stand Apart. But Be Wise Enough To Stand Together When The Time Comes." - Chief Yagbe Awolowo Onilu

Shekere: In Nigeria, the very large beaded calabash is called an “Agbe,” medium size calabash “Shekere“, and small size “Akese.” Traditionally the ensemble is owned and played only by professional musicians.

In Cuba the chekeré is also known as Aggué (Abwe) or simply Guiro.

In Brazil, this African gourd rattle is called a Xequerê. It consists of the gourd (Cabaça) cut in the middle and then wrapped in a net in which beads or small plastic balls are threaded. The Afoxé is a similar, smaller instrument.

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