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African Music Instruments - Set of 6

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

<bold>Nigerian Shekere</bold>
  • 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

<bold>Ghanaian Caxixi Rattle</bold>
  • 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

<bold>Ghanaian Calabash Rattle</bold>
  • 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

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

<bold>African Piccolo Cabasa</bold>
  • 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

<bold>Ghanaian Musical Ball</bold>
  • 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.


Brand Name
Westco Educational Products
Age / Grade
Ages 4+ / Grades PreK+
Assembly Required
Westco Educational Products