I am sure you all remember vuvuzelas and its sound which was heard during the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
Now for the upcoming FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil we have caxirola which will replace the sound of vuvuzelas.
We all remember that during FIFA 2010 World Cup top players like Cristiano Ronaldo and Patrice Evra complained the vuvuzela had affected their concentration. The noise was at times infuriating but this time around there’s no need to fear.
The Caxirola instrument, which makes a rattling sound when shaken, has been specially designed to sound ‘acceptable’ in stadiums. Caxirola isn’t as noisy as Vuvuzelas.
What is a caxirola ?
Caxirola is a yellow and green percussion instrument that sounds like the traditional South American “rainstick” when shaken. It is a Brazilian percussion instrument created by Carlinhos Brown and consisting of a closed plastic basket with a flat-bottom filled with small synthetic particles, hence they are re-recyclable.
The caxirola was certified on September 27, 2012 by the Brazilian Ministry of Sports and was created to be the official musical instrument of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
According to media reports, caxirola will be given to fans attending the Confederations Cup in June, seen as the country’s dress rehearsal for the 2014 World Cup.
People on internet are speculating the price of caxirola to be around 2 $ but there is no official confirmation yet.