An African percussion instrument of the idiophone group, kass kass (or “kess kess”) are a pair of dried up seed pods ...
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An African percussion instrument of the idiophone group, kass kass (or “kess kess”) are a pair of dried up seed pods joined by a short length of thong. Shaken and knocked, these ball shakers can give rise to innumerable rhythmic combinations.
These good-quality, natural seeds Kess kess are hand-made in Burkina-Faso.
The playing principle is based on a good coordination of arm/hand movements (each hand holding a pair of pods) to progressively increase the number of rhythmic combinations and explore the richness of this –only- seemingly basic instrument.
NB: Kess kess string vary in size (long or short). If you have any size-related wish about your kess kess, please remember to mention it in the “comment” form of your order.
What the instrument sounds like
Based on 57 reviews
Very good (Translated review)
Faithful to the product and very fast delivery (Translated review)
Very good product! Thank you very much! (Translated review)
I received the product on time and it was damaged. I specified the length as advised by Djoliba during the order process, but nothing was respected, the ropes were too small and I was disappointed with the finish. (Translated review)
String too rigid and 2 seeds cracked on 4. Moreover the size of the seeds is very different. (Translated review)
The price is for 2 pairs of asalatos (4 balls). Fast delivery. The string is a little stiff but otherwise it's very good. (Translated review)
Top good quality, very cool and friendly sellers (Translated review)
Order still not received... (Translated review)
It loses little black seeds where the string goes when you play it! I have to find a way to fix it! (Translated review)
Great product (Translated review)