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maraca

a percussion instrument, usually one of a pair, consisting of a gourd or plastic shell filled with dried seeds, pebbles, etc. It is used chiefly in Latin American music
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Another percussion instrument that has endured the test of time and reached us essentially in its original form is the maraca. Although a descendant of the world's ancient family of rattles, the maracas of the Taino Indians of the Caribbean are generally accepted as the prototype of today's version of the instrument.
As fate would have it, Deborah would invite Victoria to work with her at Maracas Entertainment, the fledgling venture she founded.
In 1988, Maraca became Irakere's flutist, taking the position previously held by Jose Luis Cortes, alias "El Tosco." Maraca recorded about half a dozen albums with Irakere, including the CD Live at Ronnie Scott's (recorded in London in 1991 and released in the U.S.
At the age of 12 she was singing, and playing guitar and maracas. By the age of 16 Myrta Oliveras was already the singer, dancer and master of ceremonies at El Teatro Hispano in New York's "El Barrio." The name Silva came from a short-lived marriage to Mexican film star David Silva.
'I hope cute boys ogle your boobies.' Unfortunately, my maracas are migrating towards my knees so rapidly that they'd need a periscope and a speed camera to find my cleavage.
In 1951 the Tito Puente orchestra's recording of Esy consisted of: Tito Puente on timbales and vibes, Vicentico Valdes on vocals and maracas, Gil Lopez on piano, Frankie Colon on conga, Manny Oquendo on bongos, Amado Visoso on bass, and the trumpets of Jimmy Frisaura, Frank Lo Pinto and Gene Rappetti.
In addition, there are photos of Brian McKnight who sang For The Rest of My Life, the bride and groom wedding maracas given to all the guests, the photo charms she carried with her bouquet and more.
However, his good work was undone by Bez, who grabbed the mike and said: ' After all these years, we're still f***ing here.' No wonder he just plays the maracas.
The recording ends in a percussive tour-de-force entitled Hands In Motion, which showcases a portion of Hidalgo's extensive arsenal -- tumbadoras, woodblocks, cowbells, shekere, vibratone, shakers, floor tom, cascaras, goat nails, maracas, jawbone, etc...
At one stage he handed out maracas and tambourines and invited the audience to join in."
McDougal, a maracas seller, told Caroline during the argument he had beaten Louise with a belt.
The Happy Mondays maracas maestro has had his beloved motor spruced up for the British version of hit MTV show Pimp My Ride.