Type: Shaken > Percussion > Idiophone.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 112.1
Region: West Africa.
Acquisition Date: 1998.
Acquisition Source: 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.