parranda puertorriqueña, Guiro

parranda puertorriqueña instrument: The güiro

Güiro: Looks like a wooden banana, it is hallow inside, has two holes behind it to hold it (similar to the holes in a bowling ball) and its front is full of horizontal dents throughout. For sound, a little piece of wood, with metal “fingers” attached, is used. It makes a rasping sound that perfectly complements any parranda puertorriqueña!

parranda puertorriqueña, güiro

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