Type: Idiophones > Percussion > Rattles > Vessels > Gourd >
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 112.13
Region: Central America.
Description: The Anukué is an afro-Cuban vessel rattle played in Cuba. It is used in Arará or Dahomeyan rites to honour the deities Achetó and Ogún, respectively. Nowadays it is rare.
Construction: It is consists of two 15 cm long metal cones soldered together not at the 3 cm diameter bases but at the vertices. They contain small stones, hard seeds, or shot which resound when the instrument is shaken by one hand holding it at the centre.
Citations: Bibliography: Websites: Oxfordmuseumonline.com / Anukué article by John M. Schechter ;