The LP Afuche®/Cabasa, Martin Cohen's second patented invention, was developed over forty years ago. It has since become the most popular hand percussion instrument ever created. Constructed using endless loops of steel bead chain wrapped around a specially textured, stainless steel cylinder. Wooden flanges enclose the cylinder and a wooden handle is attached to the bottom. The mini model features plastic flanges and handle. Larger models produce louder, fuller sounds while the smaller models provide more control and softer volumes. Designed to create rhythmic scraping sounds and patterns.
4-1/2" diameter Afuche/Casaba with wooden frame and handle.
Beads can be rotated around the textured steel or the instrument can be spun or shaken for varying sounds.