26 Apr 2013

Move over Vuvuzela the Caxirola is here

6:48 am on 26 April 2013

Move over vuvuzela.

Brazil has unveiled the caxirola, a yellow and green percussion instrument set to supplant the distinctive drone of the South African plastic horn at next year's football World Cup.

Made of recycled plastic the caxirola is said to produce a harmonious rattling sound when shaken.

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff says the instrument is meant to do two things, combine image with sound and make goals possible.

The vuvuzela, a plastic horn based on a traditional South African instrument, became a symbol of South African football after fans adopted it as an essential accessory at matches.