The ever-innovative Pearl Corp. has just come up with an idea that will save hand drummers some scratch. Meet the Maracabasa (hint: the portmanteau is a giveaway). This new percussion accessory from Pearl Percussion combines the functionality of a maraca and a cabasa in one hand-held instrument. With the mold of a standard maraca, the ribbed fiberglass body is wrapped in shekere-style beads, which gives the Maracabasa a vibrant and versatile sound when played. This shaker comes complete with stylish foam handles for a comfortable playing experience, and is sold in pairs. Simply shake to use as maracas or twist to use as a cabasa.