Ekpiri Seed

Ekpiri Seed

$15.00$48.00

  • Seed percussion from Nigeria
  • Loud sound
  • Two types: hand-held, or worn
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Description

Smooth shiny seed shells with a loud glassy sound. This type of percussion instrument is mostly used in Ibo region of Nigeria. A few different shaker-rattle configurations are available with this seed type including; seeds attached to a wooden stick handle, nylon string loop handle, or attached to a braided fiber belt. The ekpiri seed is about the size of a brazil nut, and as tough. They do not break easily and their sound cuts through other loud instrumentation. Played either hand-held and shaken, or wrapped around the leg or waist to add sound to the artist’s movements.

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions N/A
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

Nigeria

INSTRUMENT TYPE

Shaker

SHAKER TYPE

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CONSTRUCTED FROM

Nylon Cord, Palm Fibers – Raffia, Wood

SOUND QUALITIES

Glassy, Loud

SEED SIZE

Small Seed, Regular Size, Large Seed

SEED QUANTITY

12 Seed, 20 Seed, 24 Seed, 30 Seed, 40 Seed, 60 Seed, Wide Belt 60 Seed