caixa (Brazilian Samba snare-drum)

~ Percussion instrument


Traditionally used in samba and maracatu, it originates from the European military battalion. It is made of a 30-35 cm diameter metal barrel strung with a synthetic material, upon which a steel wire or guitar string is strung across.


Variants are as follows:

* The deeper big box Caixas de guerra (or "war box"), its strap across waist or shoulder
* The small thinner Tarol, its strap across the chest or shoulder, it is held "upwards"

Annotation last modified on 2018-03-07 20:17 UTC.


type of:snare drum
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Wikidata:Q16535112 [info]