Tuesday, September 22, 2009
What is this thing? -- Ruby (Red) Tuesday -- The answer
Our church bought the one in my blog (below) to play along with the percussions. Mrs. Jim said they played this Sunday but she did not know that I would need to have information for the blog.
From the City of Marinette, Wisconsin, Web site, here is their blurb:
Link if the Mini Xequerê video doesn't play for you here
Quite a few of you thought it might be a gourd. That is correct. I do know how you would know the name unless you were familiar with these. I learned a lot about music makers made from gourds.
Most either rattle or are beaten or both, like the Shereke has both sounds. The rattle is a loud rustling of the beads. The one I posted should sell for around $50. Ours could also be a Xequerê from Brazil. Our music minister knows the answer to this question and also where we got it. Probably NOT Cuba.
Doug, I am sure we didn't get ours from Cuba. It probably has never seen Cuba either.
John is safely home from the funeral of his biker mate who was killed in the US by a deer crashing into his side, He rode across America in 11 days.
You did darn well googling that
Welsh town and the NZ one too.
Too many letters in them for me to
Take care Jim. Regards, Merle.
The top baby pic is easily the best.
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