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Make My Own Mexican Maracas
Maracas are musical instruments that sound like rattles. The maracas player shakes a maraca with each hand to mark the rhythm of the music. Maracas can be heard in many different forms of Latin American, pop, and classical music. Maracas are sometimes called rumba shakers. They are fun to play during a gathering or a big dinner. The Indians of South America, the first people to use maracas, make theirs out of gourds.