Maracas - one of the oldest musical instruments of Latin percussion. Indians made Maraqi iziguero - musical instrument made from the fruit of the local evergreen tree Calebase and dril two holes and removed the pulp, then drie it, and at the end of the process - filled with small pebbles or dried plant seeds. Now in addition to fruits and pumpkin iguero maracas are made from nuts, coconut, wicker, leather, wood and other plastics.
Maracas are considered one of the symbols of dance Latin music. Cha-cha-cha, salsa, mambo, samba, bossa nova and many others. Playing on Maracas is very simple: to extract the sound its enough to shake it up a bit, or hit it. Usually playing the Maracas, it uses a pair of instruments, holding one in each hand.
Shaker - the name of a number of percussion musical instruments, which comes from the English verb "to shake". This instrument creates rhythms, as well as gives the music an original sound. Shakers is a closed container filled monthly bulk content - sand, shot, beads, seeds and plants, etc. Shakers can also have a corrugated surface to extract the sound from it with a stick.