The Caxirola Replaces the Vuvuzela as Official World Cup Instrument


Regardless if you’re a true fan of football (soccer) you’re probably watching the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. For those of you who watched the 2010 tournament in South Africa you became all too familiar with the infamous vuvuzela. In case your memory needs to be jogged – the vuvuzela was the 120 decibal blast of a horn that sounded like a swarm of bees – for the during of the entire World Cup!

Meet the Caxirola – a Brazilian percussian instrument that is made of sealed plastic that contains small rattling beads. It’s inventor is the Oscar-nominated Brazilian musician Carlinhos Brown. If you’ve been watching the matches and haven’t heard them there’s a reason for that – it would take 1,000 caxirolas to produce the sound of 1 vuvuzela – I like those odds.

As for the vuvuzela, it’s not doing so hot these days. It got a bad wrap and paid the price. The instrument was banned from matches by FIFA in 2012. I call it injustice. I doubt the caxirola will have the same fate, but there’s still plenty of time left in the tournament. One thing you might want to be aware of is that there is a model of a folding trumpet circulating around Brazil that may make its way into matches. If it does – it could be bad news bears.

Check out the Caxirola..

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