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.­

caribbean carnaval tropical carnival choukaj costumes creole créole festival guadeloupe indigenous culture macara man music player parade paris percussion percussionist playing shaking traditional tribal west indies

Photos taken at the 2012 Carnaval Tropical de Paris.­