Afoxé

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Afoxé
Abe agbe afoxe.jpg
Percussion instrument
Other names Afoxe'
Classification Idiophone
Hornbostel–Sachs classification 112.122
(Sliding rattles)
Developed Brazil

The afoxé is an Afro Brazilian musical instrument composed of a gourd (cabaça) wrapped in a net in which beads or small plastic balls are threaded. The instrument is shaken to produce its musical noise.

A similar instrument is the xequerê which is larger.

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