Afoxé

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Not to be confused with Afoxê.
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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