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La Carabasseta

<p><em>La Carabasseta</em>, a toy instrument made of a dried gourd, 1885.</p>

La Carabasseta, a toy instrument made of a dried gourd, 1885.

In 1885 a troupe of clowns called Los Tres Bemoles performed in El Vendrell. One of them played an instrument made out of a curved broomstick. Pau was fascinated by the sound this instrument made and insisted to his father that he wanted one like it. A few days later his father, with the help of the town barber, made him this instrument out of a dried gourd and some string.

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