Imported from Venezuela, the Cross-Stick Maracas made by Maximo Teppa are used for traditional Joropo rhythm performance. These hand-made maracas made by the master craftsman Maximo in Venezuela are played using vertical (up/down) movement. Articulation is precise and very clean. The gourds are hand picked and handles are wood turned. Limited supply.
Material: All-Natural materials, Sustainable Wild Banana Tree Seeds, Hard Gourd Skin Base. Tone: Provides excellent rhythmic accompaniment and color. Hand-Woven in Brazil this caxixi is used primarily with Berimbau. The combination of the red seeds striking the gourd-skin base, produces a sharp, high-pitched tone, contrasting the softer, deeper pitch when the seeds strike a woven body. The shape of the handle is designed to be easily played in hand when playing the Berimbau, the traditional Brazilian wooden musical bow.
Pete Engelhart has come up with the perfect drumset addition. The Sapo has a mounting bracket and will fit on a bass drum hoop or stand and is a perfect compliment for latin-influenced music. Pete has tuned the bells so they can be a sound effect and a rhythm instrument. It is an agogo bell, square bell and metal spring and rod. The musical possiblities are endless with the Sapo.