What is the asalato?

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The asalato is a percussion instrument that originated from West Africa.

Each asalato consists of two gourds from the oncoba spinosa tree, which are filled with beans and joined by a string.

To play, hold one asalato in each hand and flick your wrist to swing it around.

Don't be deceived by the asalato's looks - it isn't just a simple shaker instrument. The asalato is easy to pick up, but tricky to master...

Tak Tak Classic

The asalato is a percussion instrument that originated from West Africa.

Each asalato consists of two gourds from the oncoba spinosa tree, which are filled with beans and joined by a string.

To play, hold one asalato in each hand and flick your wrist to swing it around.

Don't be deceived by the asalato's looks - it isn't just a simple shaker instrument. The asalato is easy to pick up, but tricky to master...

Why learn the asalato?

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By learning the asalato, you will:

  • Improve your sense of rhythm and timing
  • Improve your focus and concentration
  • Develop flexible arms and wrists
  • Develop coordination and independence of your right and left hands
  • Amaze your friends when you perform cool asalato tricks!

By learning the asalato, you will:

  • Improve your sense of rhythm and timing
  • Improve your focus and concentration
  • Develop flexible arms and wrists
  • Develop coordination and independence of your right and left hands
  • Amaze your friends when you perform cool asalato tricks!
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