Bring Back Maracas From Cuba

Where to buy: Souvenir Shop

Average price: Less than 10;


Maracas ( pronunciation (help·info)), sometimes called rumba shakers and various other names, are percussion musical instruments rattle that originated in Latin America. Modern maraca balls are also made of leather, wood, or plastic. Often, one ball is pitched high and the other low. When the player changes the direction of motion to produce the sound, the seeds or dried beans must travel some distance before they hit the hard outer surface.

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