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The castagnette, neapolitan and calabrian traditional instrument

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The castagnette are a percussion musical instrument used most of all in the mediterranean popular music, particularly in Campania and Calabria, often confused with the spanish castanets. Each castagnetta is made of two parts, in a shaped wood, tied by a piece of rope that allows the sound to come out opening and closing it with hands. Once closed, they assume the shape of a chestnut from which derives the name. They are used in pairs, even one for hand,…
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