Shopping Cart
Your Cart is Empty
There was an error with PayPalClick here to try again
CelebrateThank you for your business!You should be receiving an order confirmation from Paypal shortly.Exit Shopping Cart

Batucada instruments from Brazil

Repiniquee a high-pitched tom-tom like drum played with a single stick (or two long sticks) and the hand. Traditionally the leader of the ensemble uses it (also referred to as 'repique') to direct and solo.

Timbau a long cone-like drum used to produce high & low tones. Played with hands and creates a similar timbre as the West African Djembe

Ciesha a snare drum w/ wires sometimes on the batter head.

Surdoo a large bass drum. It provides the bass downbeat of the rhythm. One surdo accentuates the 2nd beat of every measure. A second higher surdo is played on the first beat of the measure. A third surdo can syncopate in between the pulse.

Apito a small plastic, metal or wooden whistle.

Tamborim a small drum usually played with a multi-pronged plastic beater

Agogo / Bells

Chocalho / Ganza Shakers of various types and materials

Guiro a hollow wooden instrument with a ridged exterior surface that is scraped with a stick.

Cuica a single headed drum with a stick mounted inside the drum body, creates a unique sound, which can sometimes sound like a human voice.

Pandeiro played elaborately with different parts of the hand. Unlike the tambourine, it can be tuned.