The Aslatua, kashaka, or televi are three of the numerous names for a double rattle found in Ghana and surrounding countries. Aslatua are made from two small swawa gourds, with pebbles or seeds inside. The two gourds are attached to each other with a thick string and are capable of very complex rhythms especially when played with a set in each hand. Depending on the region, aslatua are used by men, women, or children.
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