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African Music Instruments - Set of 6

Item # AFINT
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Product Overview

Ages 4+ / Grades PreK+
Add a unique beat, rattle, and shake to your classroom! Set of 6 authentic African instruments includes:

Nigerian Shekere
*Measures 5"-6"Dia.
*Made from the thickest gourds, selected for extra durability and ease of playing
*Shekeres may be played in many ways: by shaking, twisting, tapping, pulling on the netting, etc.
*Each one has a unique sound, size and shape

Ghanaian Caxixi Rattle
*Measures 8"H
*Woven out of river grass and colored with fabric dyes in Ghana, West Africa
*Two different sounds: Shake the rattle on its side and turn it so the pebbles hit the calabash, or just hit the side of the rattle
*Experiment with different ways of shaking it to get different sounds and rhythms
*Each rattle is unique in color, shape and sound

Ghanaian Calabash Rattle
*Measures approx. 4-1/2"Dia x 8-1/4"L
*Handmade in Ghana, West Africa
*Made from a gourd with a woven cane base and handle
*Filled with pebbles, bottle caps or seeds to create a bell-like sound
*Try shaking, turning and tapping the rattle to discover the variety of sounds you can create
*Each rattle is unique in color, shape and sound

Nigerian Agogo Bell
*Measures 10-1/2"L
*Features two bells with distinct pitches
*Can be played with included mallet.

African Piccolo Cabasa
*Measures 2-3/4"Dia. x 6"L
*The piccolo cabasa is a smaller, higher pitched version of a full-size cabasa; perfect for early learners
*Features a unique ergonomic handle that makes it easier and more comfortable for a child to play
*Made of wood, with a black painted finish and 6 rows of metal beads

Ghanaian Musical Ball
*Measures approx. 4-1/2"Dia.
*Similar to egg shakers
*Made from small, hollowed out pumpkin gourds
*Filled with pebbles, sea-shells or bottle caps to create a unique sound
*Each music ball is unique in color, shape and sound
*SEL: Supports social emotional development and social emotional learning.
*CALM-DOWN TOOLS: Use this in conjunction with other calm-down tools to create a place of peace in your classroom.


Age / Grade
Ages 4+ / Grades PreK+
Assembly Required
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