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Güiro

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...The güiro is a percussive scraper found in the Caribbean, Panama and South America and now used in many bands and orchestras throughout the world, particularly in Latin orchestras and big bands. It has an attractive curvy...

Maracas

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

4

...A maraca is a rattle used as a percussion instrument, most commonly played in pairs for popular music, but played singly as a healing instrument in numerous rituals throughout South America and the Caribbean. Often made of the dried-out...