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paperwrist
SILVER Member since Aug 2006

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Posted:there is a girl at my college and she showed me these items i cant rember what they were called they had a ball on each end and a small bit of cord between

if anybody knows the name could you tell me and even better were to get some

you put one of the balls between your fingers and then shake them and twist your hands to make the other ball fly up to clack into the one your holding its doing my head in please tell me sombody knows xx


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BansheeCat
BRONZE Member since Jul 2005

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Posted:I got some in Camden market( London) The guy there did not know the name either... It was a little store with all sorts of indigenous instruments, drums,maribas, everything... very cool. Annoyed my pals to no end trying to figure out how to play those suckers nicely! he made it look so easy... lol

Have seen plastic ones at regular music stores too.
Good luck!
~A


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JerryD
SILVER Member since Aug 2005

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Posted:They are called Kashakas .

I have seen Nii Tettey Tetteh play them and he is amazing! He is part of a musical group called Kusun Ensmeble and he demonstated them during one of their shows.

Good luck in learning how to play them. Although I did not buy any, they intrigued me because they reminded me so much of poi.


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paperwrist
SILVER Member since Aug 2006

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Posted:yay ! thank you ...... hugs for you this girl was very good at them my thumbs appeared to short to play them i shall have to get a pair wen i pay my mum my poi debt haha

i live in piskie land come play with me and the g,nomes

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DeepSoulSheep
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Posted:Yea, I have some. They're very cool! cool

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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

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Posted:they are tricky, one thing is that they work best in a 6 rhythm. And its a very small wrist shaking move....
good luck!


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