雨聲棒 Rainstick (智利, Chile)
Despite its non-African origin, we love the Rainstick for the sound of nature it creates.
Originate from Chile, South America, rainsticks are used by tribes to pray for rain. They are made of cacti with the removal of spine. The hollow cactus is filled with granules, such as seeds and sands. While the granules are flowing inside the cactus, a sound which is similar to the pattering of the rain is created. Thorns are pressed inside the cactus to create more sustained and layered music.