shekere


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she·ke·re

 (shā′kə-rā′)
n.
A percussion instrument of West African origin consisting of a hollow gourd covered with a loose netting on which beads, shells, or seeds are strung, played by shaking.

[Yoruba ṣẹ̀kẹ̀rẹ̀.]
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Rituel ou la symphonie du djembe, de la kora, du shekere, du kalimba entre en parfaite osmose avec le concert des krakech, du luth, du guenbri, du qanoun.
Traditional percussion is also featured with djembe and doumdouba, calabash and shekere.
Renacimiento (Universal Music, 2013): formato orquestal de voz lider (Pablo Mitanes), piano/programacion de teclados, sax (tenor y soprano), flauta, bajo, bateria, percusiones, guiro, tambores bata, bongo, triangulo, cajon, shekere, tumbadora, quinto, guira, violines y coro.
The airline s Harmony campaign invites participants to interact with a specially-commissioned musical composition, which has been recorded by professional musicians playing traditional instruments from around the world, such as the harp, Taiko drum, bass guitar, saxophone, Shekere, Oudht and Indian Flute.
The airline's Harmony campaign invites participants to interact with a specially-commissioned musical composition, which has been recorded by professional musicians playing traditional instruments from around the world, such as the harp, Taiko drum, bass guitar, saxophone, Shekere, Oudht and Indian Flute.
Built from a fiberglass shell (digitally modeled after a natural gourd) and a network of specially designed plastic beads that cover most of the instrument, the Jim Greiner Shekere delivers the realistic bead-on-gourd sound of traditional shekeres.
Called Thinking Outside The Triangle, it will introduce youngsters not just to traditional cymbals, xylophones and triangles, but also to some intriguing-sounding instruments such as the caxixi, shekere and crotales.
Caption(s): Ambience/Minka Group's Casa Cristina ceramic table lamp with beaded netting is inspired by the shekere, a percussion instrument used in Latin folk music.
She's Vicki Randle, and for 10 years she's been right up front, starting each show with her West African shekere, made from a hollow gourd.
Also hailing from Mexico, but living in London for two decades now, Javier Alvarez presented an hour-long sequence of his percussion-based compositions on Saturday, featuring Simon Limbrick on steel pans, maracas and shekere (an African gourd-shaker).
The talented young jazz saxophonist heads to Africa and the Near East for inspiration, his soprano in hand and such instruments as oud, udu, congas, dumbek and shekere behind him.
Interestingly, along with the classical oud (an Arabic lute) and instruments such as the shekere (a gourd and bead shaker found through out Africa) and the darbuka (an Arabic small drum), Kheir s band includes many instruments more usually found in West Africa than the environs of the Nile.