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  • n  a percussion instrument consisting of a hollow gourd containing pebbles or beans; often played in pairs

  • ROBERT MITCHUM, who croaks a hoked-up calypso for Capitol (Mama Look-a Booboo) and manages to sound as if he had half-swallowed a maraca.
  • Every moment I'm not shaking it like an electric maraca, it ceases to blow.
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  • Review: In rain, Arturo Sandoval brings fire
    Maracas in the rain, now that is something beautiful. If, as one has to believe, there are scant opportunities in a lifetime to experience world-class maraca playing in a thunderstorm, one of them came Saturday night on a mountainside outside of Park City, the pelting rain and the dancing seeds of the instrument moving apace to accompany legendary Cuban trumpet virtuoso Arturo Sandoval. Backed ...
    July 14, 2013 - The Salt Lake Tribune

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