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.