Shekere – Music Inspired

Shekere – Music Inspired

This is a Shekere which is a West African musical instrument used in both African and Latin American music. It is traditionally a gourd that is dried out then scooped of its insides until it is hollow. Then cowry shells or beads are woven around the gourd and when it is shaken the beads or cowries hitting against the gourd make a percussive noise. Here’s an demo where you hear the shekere.

You can get a print of this here: LINK

If you’re just tuning in, i’m doing a series of music inspired artwork. Here are some recent and old ones you might have missed:
Drum Illustration
Patrice Rushen Portrait
Memphis Minnie Character

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