Caxirola The Official Instrument of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
The most disturbing, vile and abominable gimmick has been introduced. At a time in my life when I least expect it, and when I think I’ve see and heard it all, Brazil surprises me again with the most ridiculous device and musical instrument to date. The caxirolas will annoy you as much as the vuvuzelas.
I understand that the World Cup is full of gimmicks promoting the host country. However, it seems there is too much effort going into this little instrument. The caxirola is a direct relative of the musical instrument caxixi (see image left), which is used with the berimbau. The difference is the caxirola is better for the environment. (whatever) Here are my three complaints about this instrument in relation to 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.
3. It’s a gimmick.
2. It’s annoying when not used directly with other musical instruments.
1. It’s not even used at stadiums in Brazil and it makes no sense whatsoever.
Here is the instrument in action:
Here are some Brazilian news agencies reporting the caxirola as the official instrument.
Roberto Avey is an ex-soccer player from Brazil. Club, Associação Atlética Ponte Preta in Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil, 1995-1998 under coach, Francisco da Silva Júnior “Chiquinho." He has since graduated from Midwestern State University in Texas, with a bachelor degree in journalism and helps coach teams in Southern California. Read more