Let your minis make some noise!
This unique instrument provides a raspy rattling sound when shaken or twisted. It is beautifully constructed with loops of stainless steel bead chain wrapped around a wide cylinder. The cylinder is fixed to a wooden handle made from eco-friendly rubber wood.
The cabasa originated in Africa and was initially constructed of dried over pear-shaped gourds with beads strung around the outer surface. The modern day cabasa is constructed with a ridged stainless steel shell surrounded by loops of steel-bead chains. It produces rhythmic shaking and rattling sounds and is often used in Latin jazz.
The cabasa is widely used in music therapy, particularly by patients who have physical or neurological disabilities as it requires minimal hand movement to produce the desired sounds. The sound produced by the individual can then be reinforced by the music therapist, which builds neurological connections between hand movement and hearing sounds, in turn encouraging more fluent hand movements.
It is also an excellent instrument for young children to learn music with. Similar to the claves, a beginner can quickly create a variety of rhythmic effects without much technique or prior experience. Children will enjoy creating solid rhythmic patterns simply by placing their hand on the beaded chain applying pressure while holding the wooden handle with the other hand and twisting the instrument back and forth.
Size: Small 15cm L; Large 16cm L
Suitable for age 3 years +
IQ Plus Music offers an exceptional selection of musical instruments designed specifically for children. Their instruments are ethically crafted to be safe, reliable, and educational but also engaging and fun to play at the same time.
Country of origin: Thailand
Due to the nature of handcrafted products by small business artisans, stock is limited and variations may occur.