Gourd Shaker


Feel the rhythm! A serious percussion instrument for musicians of all ages and abilities. Naturally grown gourds are wrapped with a latticework of seeds. Twisting or shaking the gourd produces a rich and colourful sound. Each gourd will have a slightly different pitch and each gourd is unique.


Begun in 1987 to market handicraft products for its members locally and internationally, MCU now works with over 20 women self help groups and 6 handicraft co-operative societies within the marginalised areas, bringing together over 6000 individual members. Education to producer members and provision of social amenities are coordinated by MCU. MCU has embarked on an environmental conservation program to rehabilitate the forests. A tree nursery project was initiated to check on this balance. WFTO member.

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