quinta-feira, 1 de março de 2012


A cuíca is a musical instrument in the form of a tiny barrel covered with animal skin at one end, which is fixed to a piece of leather or a wooden stick and produces a hoarse sound when rubbed with a damp cloth. Of Bantu origin, it was brought to Brazil by slaves from the Congo and Angola

It's often to use them in the carnival, in Bahia 

Once integrated into the Brazilian percussive arsenal, the Cuíca was traditionally used by samba school in the carnival groups and Capixaba Congo, but it's now also found in contemporary Jazz and Latin styles.

Other names for the instrument: roncador, tambor-onça, porca, quica, adufe, omelê.

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