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macara player - choukaj at the carnaval tropical de paris

Young man playing Macara.­ The Macara consists of a dried calabash or gourd shell filled with seeds or dried beans.­

For more info about Macaras, go to en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Maraca.

Choukaj is a traditional creole percussion and dance group from Guadeloupe Island (French West Indies).­ Check their website at choukaj.­com/­

Photos taken at the 2012 Carnaval Tropical in Paris.­

Photos taken at the 2012 Carnaval Tropical de Paris.­