Tag Archives: African music

Henhouse Prowlers performing ‘Chop My Money’

Someone just sent me this video of American bluegrass band, Henhouse Prowlers performing P-Square’s ‘Chop My Money’ in Abuja and I just think it’s awesome – the energy of the people in the room especially, their appreciation, just made me break out in goose pimples.

See for yourself.

Tot’s new ichaka.

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A friend came from Nigeria today and brought along an ichaka for the Tot. It’s a musical instrument, like some kind of inside-out maraca. This one is made with beads but the ones I grew up with are different.Usually the seeds taken from the gourd plant are interlinked with thread into this unique net pattern and attached over the now hollow gourd.

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The music produced sounds a bit like a maraca when its made from the seeds of the  gourd. These plastic beads are a lot louder.

This is what it sounds like: