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...el músico ausente / ...the absent musician,

the instrument: GUIRO

The güiro (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈɡwiɾo]) is a Latin-American percussion instrument consisting of an open-ended, hollow gourd with parallel notches cut in one side. It is played by rubbing a stick or tines along the notches to produce a ratchet-like sound.
The güiro is commonly used in Puerto Rican and other Latin-American music, and plays a key role in the typical rhythm section of important genres like cumbia and so on. Playing the güiro usually requires both long and short sounds, made by scraping up and down in long or short strokes.
The güiro, like the maracas, is often played by a singer. Another type of güiro, commonly found in Brazil, is the reco-reco, is made of a cylindrical metal box that encases two or three steel springs. These are stretched over a lid, against which a metal stick is rubbed. (from Wikipedia )

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Nov 22 2013 04:22 GMT MargNZ
The rest are happy .... great entry Aquiles :)
Nov 22 2013 08:17 GMT hans55 PRO
a good entry !!
Nov 22 2013 10:50 GMT superJoan
Nice one
Nov 22 2013 12:05 GMT Papagena
Perhaps needing a restroom!! And what kind of red instrument the second one is he playing??
Nov 22 2013 22:23 GMT junne PRO
very informative!
Nov 23 2013 04:00 GMT pauli3522
què estan tocando?????...acaso mùsica venezolana??
Nov 25 2013 10:44 GMT senna3
Very nice choice for the theme!
Nov 30 2013 16:36 GMT pauli3522
gracias aquiles por tus comentarios, espero te encuentres bien.