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Posted By: Liz the Squeak
23-Feb-03 - 04:07 PM
Thread Name: Why are some instruments slated?
Subject: RE: Why are some instruments slated?
A krik krak = one of those instruments named for the sound it makes. Imagine about 20 dominoes lined up as if for a domino toppling game. Tie the bottoms of the 'dominoes' together and add a handle to each end. Take one end in each in hand and flick one hand up and down. The 'dominoes' click together, making the sound that gives it it's name.

It's a great instrument for cajun and jazz.