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Gourd Shekeree Making

  • 8 Aug 2022
  • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Peterborough Square
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  • Gourd will be supplied for Non-members

Registration is closed

Gourd Shekeree Instrument Making 

Shekeree is an instrument from Africa. 

There are two options for making it. One is to use an unopen gourd add netting and beads and just shake the gourd for the sound. The second is to open the gourd for a deeper sound and tap it like  a drum. Members should bring a prepared gourd. Clean out and finish the inside and stain or design the outside as you want and finish the surface.   All other necessary materials will be provided for this class,  There will be 2 choices for making the netting, hemp string or waxed linen in a large variety of colours. Non-members and first time attendees are welcome to join in this class. No previous experience is required. 

Teacher:  Anne Carling 

Member Price:  $40

Public Price with gourd provided:  $55 

Bring a lunch or be prepared to buy one.  

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Monday - Friday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Saturdays:  10:00am - 1:00pm

Sundays:  Closed

360 George St N, Unit #3, Peterborough Square

Peterborough, ON   K9H 7E7

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The Artisans Centre Peterborough respectfully acknowledges that

our centre is located on Treaty 20 Michi Saagiig territory and is in the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig and Chippewa Nations, collectively known as the Williams Treaties First Nations.   


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