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Alfandoque [chucho]locked

  • John M. Schechter
  •  and J. Richard Haefer


Rattle of Ecuador and the Valle de Tenza of Boyacá, Colombia. It resembles the modern rain stick and is made from a tube of cane (Gaudua angustifolia) 5 to 8 cm in diameter and 20 to 25 cm long, into which are placed seeds, stones, or shot pellets. Small sticks pierce the tube diametrically to keep the seeds in place and increase their vibrations. It might have two series of slits cut parallel to the length in both the top and bottom portions of the cane. It can be shaken vertically or horizontally. The ...

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