The Best Maracas and Shakers

The Best Maracas and Shakers
They may look like grown-up rattles, but maracas add some serious heft to a song, whether you’re jamming out with Bob Marley or singing with Santana. A traditional instrument with roots in the Caribbean and Latin America, maracas have been used for centuries to help keep the beat, and to add dynamics and expression to a song.

Essentially a musical rattle, the best maracas these days are made from hollowed plastic or Abs “bells,” which are then filled with pebbles, beans or seeds, each creating a different texture and sound.
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