CAXIXI - Musical Instruments aboriginess and ethnic

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Musical Instruments Crafts, aboriginess and ethnic

CAXIXI

CAXIXI - Musical Instruments Crafts
Instrument of percussion or idiofono of African origin (very used in Brazil for the touches of Capoeira next to the berimbao), It is a small basket of wicker or braided straw, of bell shaped form that can have several sizes; The opening is closed with a slice of pumpkin, is filled with seeds, stones, snails or wood pellets and has a handle on the top of the same material. Its sound similar to that of a maraca but with two well-differentiated strokes: a cracking of the seeds against the basket and another flicking of the seeds against the pumpkin of the bottom. They can be run alone or in pairs. Its typical dimensions range from 10 to 15cm high by 5 to 9cm in diameter.
Sound sample of the Caxixi
CAXIXIs
Afro-Brazilian percussion instrument is often used in Brazil together with the berimbao instrument (a single string instrument as a bow) For the dance called CAPOEIRA (an Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines dance, music and acrobatic facets ). Its sound similar to that of a maraca or seedbed but with two different sounds: a cracking of the seeds against a basket and another flicking of the seeds against the pumpkin of the bottom, this way you can get a lot of rhythms depending on the skill Of the percussionist. They are constructed of wicker although at the present time can be found of many other woven materials, the inferior part has traditionally a pumpkin shell and inside is filled with seeds, stones, snails or wooden balls or plastic balls (according to The filler material will be its characteristic sound.
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