Photographer: Pedro Genaro Rodriguez
In Congos, in one of the modalities of Atabales, in Bolero and Son, for example, the maracas are important musical instruments. Anthropologic investigations have demonstrated the presence of the maracas during the period of the Tainos in the Dominican Republic. The maracas were also known in Africa. The Indian maracas are made of vegetables and the maracas among us of African heritage, are made of metal, as is the case in the Gaga.