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African Calabash Music Shaker Medium

Product Code: MES363
Handmade from calabash gourds, these instruments deliver traditional African tones with shells or beads.
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Technical Summary


Helping to Support Teaching and Learning

Reliable Building

Constructed from calabash gourds, these shakers are adorned with shells or sand cast beads, making each piece unique and traditionally African.

Versatile Sound Range

These shakers produce a muted sound that is distinctively characterful, ideal for incorporating into various classroom music activities.

Enhances Musical Skills

The shakers are useful for children to engage with playing musical instruments, offering an introduction to both tuned and untuned musical experiences.

Supports Ensemble Performance

These shakers support children in ensemble contexts, contributing to their musical development and group performance activities.

Creative Music Composition

Ideal for music improvisation and composition sessions at school, these shakers help children create and select sounds imaginatively.

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African Calabash Music Shaker Medium

Handmade from calabash gourds, these instruments deliver traditional African tones with shells or beads.


  • Enhance your music lessons with African Calabash Music Shakers, beautifully crafted from gourds and decorated with either shells or sand-cast beads. These unique instruments not only introduce children to the cultural richness of African music but also support their musical skills development through hands-on engagement.

  • In Key Stage 1, these shakers allow children to experiment with sound, helping them understand the basics of musical concepts. As they progress to Key Stage 2, the versatility of the shaker sounds supports children in solo performances and group ensembles, encouraging them to play with increasing accuracy and expression.

  • Our African Calabash Music Shakers align with curriculum objectives that focus on improvisation and composition. This makes them a compelling choice for educators looking to enrich their classroom's musical instruments and provide a platform for children to explore their creativity and musical capabilities.

Supports the National Curriculum

Music, Key Stage 1

Play tuned and untuned instruments musically.

Music, Key Stage 2

Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression.

Music, Key Stage 2

Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the interrelated dimensions of music.

Technical Summary



  • Gourd

  • Age Range

  • Suitable for 5 to 11 years

Size and measurements


  • Medium