ṢÈKÈRÈ OWOEYO

(shek-eh-ray  oh-woh-eh-yo)

A huge and thick calabash with large cowrie shells attached, using thick string.

 

Very distinct and organic sounding instruments used in traditional Yoruba music.

 

Traditionally, these are inherited instruments and only for certain family members to play. However, these ones are newly made and for sale to all.

 

 

See these instruments being played in the links below:

Small:

£100

Standard size:

£150

Extra Large:

£200

(For smaller, lightweight shekeres, go to the SHEKERE page)

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