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The Shekere is a unique percussion instrument from Africa. Throughout the continent it is called different things, such as the lilolo, axatse, and chequere. It is predominantly called in Nigeria. The shekere is made from small gourds that grow on the ground. The shape of the gourd determines the sound of the instrument. A shekere is made by drying the gourd for several months then removing the pulp and seeds. After it is scrubbed, skillful bead work is added as well as color. The instrument is used for folkloric as well as some of the popular music.
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