The televi is found through out the West Coast of Africa. The name of this simple percussion instrument will vary depending on the area. Just a few other names include: kitikpo, kosika, asalatua, akasa, bakita, kokosiko, and kosika. Great for kids and adults with endless rhythmic possibilities.
Create the sounds of the waves breaking, play it like a deff, shake it like a Shakere or beat it like a shaman drum.
To create the sounds of a storm, hold the Drum horizontally. Then roll and gently tilt the drum in all directions. Try different speeds for different sounds. Stop and start suddenly to create crashing sounds.
14 inch diameter by 2.5 inch deep
Hold one between the index and middle fingers, so the flat side is between the fingers and the concave curve is toward you. This one should hang down along your inner wrist. The second one is held between the middle and ring fingers with the flat side between the fingers and the convex curve facing the convex curve of the first bone. Let it hang down along your inner palm and swing freely. Now curl your middle finger so that it lays on the edge of the first bone (the one between your index and middle fingers).
The first bone should be held so it will not move. Curl your ring finger so it lays on the edge of the second bone. This should be held, but allowed to move. The second bone will move and slap into the first. Now hold your hand so your thumb is pointing at your chest. Then, twist your wrist away from you, once; as if cranking. This is the basic slap. The bones will clap against each other in a variety of rhythms. Lots of fun.
To play, hang one set from each of your thumbs so they rest in the palm of your hands. Then drum your fingers on the shell. The sheesham produces a slightly mellower tone than castanets made of ebony.
We do not recommend them for beginners, who should build up their finger strength and dexterity on smaller sets. 2 5/8 inches wide by 3 1/2 inches long (6.75 x 9 cm). Storage bag included.
Singing bowls are played by the friction of rubbing a wooden mallet around the rim of the bowl to produce overtones and a continuous 'singing' sound. They are commonly used for meditation, relaxation, healthcare, personal well-being and religious practice.