Although this horn originated in South Africa, it seems to have found it’s way all over the planet – especially where soccer fans want to cheer on their team. One South African fan claims he fabricated the original vuvuzela from a metal bicycle horn, but since that time you can see many different versions made from a variety of materials, including some pretty creative homemade horns such as some of the ones seen here.
Above: A vuvuzela playing a duet with a Slovakian wind instrument called the fujara.
Above left: A homemade vuvuzela decorated in team colors played by a child in São José dos Campos, Brazil.
Above right: A dad and daughter in Seoul, South Korea watch their team at the 2010 Fifa World Cup match.
Below left: Even Spiderman loves the vuvuzela! Photo from Berlin, Germany, 2010 Fifa World Cup quarterfinals.
Below right: A soccer fan from Uruguay plays his homemade version of a vuvuzela as his team beats Ghana in the 2010 Fifa World Cup match.
During June 2013, you can win a vuvuzela on DARIA’s monthly song page here:
You can also find easy directions to make your own from recycled materials here: