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This image shows instruments that the slaves used back then. They show a tree branch a rope and something that looks like a wooden spoon. In the back ground they show something that is made of a tree but looks like a bat with strings attach to it. The instruments are called a maraca and guiro. The guiro is usually played by Puerto Ricans. It was used in Central America and South America. The Arawak Indians brought the guiro to the Puerto Ricans. Maracas were first used by Native Americans. The Native Americans were in Puerto Rico. Maracas are made from a fruit that is found on the higuera tree, which is mostly found in Puerto Rico. Maracas means "the hitting of one body against another,". Maracas originated from the Caribbean and South America. Some maracas are made from plastic and wood.
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