100% hand-woven in Brazil from sustainable natural materials, Gon Bops Caxixi deliver lively, organic sounds that provide excellent rhythmic accompaniment and color. The combination of wild banana tree seeds striking the hard gourd-skin base produces a sharp, high-pitched tone, contrasting with the softer, deeper pitch when the seeds strike the woven body. Sold as single shakers in 3 sizes – mini, small and large – Gon Bops Caxixi are ideal for playing an endless variety of rhythms and sound effects. More Info »
Caxixi (ka-she-she) or basket shakers are used with berimbau, for sound effects and as a rhythmic rattle. They are made of wicker filled with seeds. The flat bottom is made of dried gourd. Quality varies and we have found the caxixi hand made by Cabello in Brazil top quality for sound and endurance. Limited in quantity. Made in Brazil. Three sizes available: Small = 7" x 2", Medium = 9" x 3", Large = 12" x 3.25".
Unique Gon Bops Black Mic Shakers have black bodies with aluminum ball-mic ends. They are ideal for playing bright, percussive accents. Threaded mic head design allows them to be unscrewed and played separately, or combined for more volume. Also available in silver body with plastic ball ends.