The Tang-Tang is a unique shaker designed for rhythm playing as well as effects. The two tubes are high and low pitched and filled with beads to effect a shaker sound by knocking against the wood bars. A lot of fun and creative!!
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.
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".