Aslatua

The aslatua (ah-SLAH-too-uh) is a unique hand percussion toy that will capture your attention with its tricky polyrhythm. The gourds come from the Swawa tree in West Africa, which are dried, hollowed, filled with pebbles, and connected with a string.

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The aslatua (ah-SLAH-too-uh) is a unique hand percussion toy that will capture your attention with its tricky polyrhythm. This simple instrument (also known as aslato, kashaka, cascas, televi, kasso-kassoni, and more) is played by holding one gourd in the palm while simultaneously shaking and swinging the second gourd. The gourds come from the Swawa tree in West Africa, which are dried, hollowed, filled with pebbles, and connected with a string. You will have hours of fun playing with this traditional African instrument and features:

  • two small, strong Swawa gourds filled with tiny pebbles
  • strong connector rope, securely fastened to each gourd
  • multiple uses: conventional “egg” shaker; polyrhythmic percussion instrument
  • great gift for any percussion enthusiast
  • The purchase of this product sustains livelihoods for cultural artisans in West Africa.

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Sizes & Prices

Model Size Description Retail Price (USD)
ASLA 2" Round Conventional "egg" shaker; polyrhythmic percussion instrument $14

Artists

Africa Heartwood Drum & Dance Ensemble

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