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rainstick

(ˈreɪnstɪk)
n
(Instruments) a musical instrument consisting of a tube filled with sand or pebbles, which is inverted to produce a sound
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He sets up a [corroboree] ground, and when he starts the [corroboree], you'll find that the Moon represents the stick that goes in the ground, the rainstick, and around the ring, that's the dust kicked up by the dancing.
I hold up my rainstick, a metre-long branch of a cactus from the Atacama Desert in Chile ('You say it Chil-lay Miss, not Chil-ee,' a Chilean girl has chided me), to signal the beginning.
Led by Canon William Cliff and accompanied by a djembe and a pebble-filled Indonesian rainstick, the freestyle prayers of the people echoed the assembly's focus on water, homelessness and the exploitation of natural resources.
The report said that the yellow and green percussion instrument, which makes a rattling sound similar to the traditional South American 'rainstick', has been created in collaboration between the Brazilian musician Carlinhos Brown and the country's Ministry of Sports.
(Anyone listening to marimba, vibraphone, xylophone, or gamelan music knows, instinctively, that the human species is capable of irenic coexistence.) In "Lullaby," Burhans utilized a minimal score with four descending notes that Duvall rendered in the aural equivalent of a sonic rainstick, a digitally processed sample, or the soothing resonance of Ben Franklin's Glass Armonica.
For example, the following rainstick activity was completed at Longwood University in the "Teaching Health and Physical Education for Classroom Teachers" learning environment.
Many Amerindian cultures have honored mountain and mountain spirits; Mountain Spirit, puts a rainstick in the usual instrumental mix reflects that tradition, while not exactly a hymn, its pulse reflects those of ceremonies celebrating mountains throughout the Americas.
This unique 15-minute composition consists of four titled movements performed without pause, and is scored for brass quintet and three percussionists, with the following instruments required: B[flat] piccolo trumpet, C trumpet, and flugelhorn for Trumpet I; C trumpet and flugelhorn for Trumpet II; four timpani, large rainstick, and leg bells for Percussion I; deer hoof rattle, pow wow (bass) drum, four "tuned" tom toms, and gourd rattle for Percussion II; and suspended cymbal, 2 hard wood sticks (not claves), leg bells, xylophone, and four roto toms for Percussion III.
I've experimented with toys, ornaments, and musical instruments like the drums and the rainstick. The toys proved to be a good seller and I've sold everyone in East Auckland a wooden box.
Instruments: Violin, Piano, Guitar, African Drum, Crystal Bowls, Rainstick.
Accompanying Engkvist's vocals are piano, woodwinds, strings, percussion, djembe, Boomwhackers, tambourines, cymbals, chimes, shaker and rainstick, and Engkvist herself, playing quartz crystal singing bowls.