how have I made it this long without knowing about this instrument?
July 27, 2019 8:13 PM   Subscribe

Senegalese musician Salliou playing the cas cas, Gorée Island, Dakar, Senegal. January 5th 2018. The instrument is made by connecting two small, bean-filled gourds with a string. Another video of Salliou, also filmed for the Music of Senegal documentary. (via)

Other names for the instrument include aslatua, aslato, kashaka, cascas, televi, kasso-kassoni... (source)
posted by spamandkimchi (7 comments total) 47 users marked this as a favorite
This is so cool! Amazing the different things he can do with it. Like an egg shaker turned up to 11.
posted by Wretch729 at 10:41 PM on July 27, 2019

Double? But cool to keep adding....
posted by stonepharisee at 11:56 PM on July 27, 2019 [1 favorite]

What the hell just happened?!!! In awe!
posted by esoteric things at 12:03 AM on July 28, 2019 [1 favorite]

Ghanaian-romanian musician Wanlov the Kubelor uses them in a lot of his hiplife trad mixes ... with Frafra singer Ayisoba
posted by zaelic at 1:08 AM on July 28, 2019 [4 favorites]

Double? But cool to keep adding....

I think it's fair to call it a previously rather than a double: as you say, this definitely adds new and worthwhile material. Also it's ideal for a Sunday morning.
posted by howfar at 2:41 AM on July 28, 2019 [1 favorite]

since i couldn't find any snuffbox trees nearby in Canada, I 3d printed shells. They kinda worked.

(design on thingiverse but not self-linked: username same as here)
posted by scruss at 9:42 AM on July 28, 2019 [1 favorite]

Thanks for making this post.

Yeah this is pretty dope; I can totally see this for some great samples as well (this track from k-os features a sample that sounds like it could be from a cas cas); and historically influenced percussion.
posted by fizzix at 4:35 AM on July 29, 2019

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