Name: Chekere.
Type: Shaken > Percussion > Idiophone.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 112.1
Country: Many.
Region: West Africa, Caribbean & South America.
Acquisition Date: 1998.
Acquisition Source: La Habana (Havana) Cuba.

Description: The checkere is a shaken percussion idiophone. Its roots lay in Mandingo music in West Africa although it finds its self in Cuba under the same name [chekere] and Brazil. In Brazil the instrument is called xequerê.


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