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Tellavi Kashaka Asalato Cas Cas African Shakers

Regular price $ 15.99

Two small gourds filled with seeds, connected by a string. These originate in West Africa (the supplier we work with imports theirs from Ghana) and go by many names: tellavi, televi, asalato, aslatua, kashaka, cas cas and more. A deceptively simple percussion instrument that can get quite complicated with impressive technique! See the video for an example of a master player.

This listing is for TWO PAIRS - one for each hand, or have a backup/share one with a friend! If you order a quantity of two, you will receive 4 pairs. 

Sizes vary. The string length averages about 3.5-4".

By nature of the material they are made of, these are fragile instruments. You'll want to monitor your amount of "force" when playing them as the two gourds strike each other. 

International customers: 
Our website does not automatically add shipping costs to international orders. The shipping cost by USPS First Class Mail International to most destinations will be $25 for two pairs, and $30 for four pairs. To maximize efficiency on your order, you can add your shipping cost to your shopping cart by going to this page, selecting either $25 or $30 from the drop-down menu, and click "add to cart." Then you can go through the checkout process to complete your order. If you wish to purchase more than 4 pairs, please email us with your complete shipping address and we will set up a custom payment for you.