Maranka Gourd shakers
used as rhythm accompaniment for African marimba and mbira
Hand-crafted by Forest Shomer, from western-grown (USA) Marankas.
All of my Hosho contain Hota (canna) seed, wildcrafted in Hawaii, for clear, crisp sound.
AS OF 2018, I am sold out of HOSHO gourds and am no longer crafting gourds.
HOTA (Canna indica) seed
Hota seed is available separately @$5.00 per ounce, plus postage ($3.50 for up to 4 ounces).
A medium-size gourd requires about 2 ounces of hota for best sound quality.
A small number of copies remain of the CD recordings from:
Inland Sea Marimba Festival 1998
Inland Sea Marimba Festival 1999
...featuring many past and present marimba ensembles from the Salish Sea bioregion. @$8 each CD
TOWNSEND, WA. 98368