One of the research which is ongoing since almost six years is to make instruments with material available locally. We already found solutions to replace beriba wood but since few months we are also making cabaças. Being in Auroville allows trying a wide variety of plants in order to make instruments. For the cabaça we had tried local gourds, coconuts, local fruits and got some good results. The last experiences: papier mache and fiber glass. The former one is the one we chose to make most of our gourds as ecological but also easy to make anywhere in the world and by anybody.