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Jawbone of an Ass (Guijo)

Jawbone of an ass
Jawbone of an ass
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Listen to the shang Click hear to listen to the jawbone.

Yes, the jawbone of an ass is a musical instrument (and yes, I do own one)! It has found use in orchestral music as a rattle. According to some sources, Cubans refer to it as a guijo.

 

 
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