The axatse (pron. ah-ha-cheh) of the Ewe people of Ghana and Togo is a type of netted gourd rattle found elsewhere in West and Central Africa under various names, including jabara (Mali) and shegbureh (Sierra Leone). The axatse or similar rattle appears to have given rise to the Haitian asson and the Brazilian afoxe. Our Pan-African Arts-crafted version features blue pony bead strikers, which are strung onto white netting.

Dimensions: 17" h., 7" diam.

The following videos () depict playing techniques: "Axatse"; "Kalani Axatse"; and "How to Play the Axatse (Rattle)"

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ConditionMint (Used)
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  • Folk instrument
  • 2003
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  • United States

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Eddie's Musical Offerings

Miami Gardens, FL, United States
Joined Reverb:2022

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