Sambatoon Percussion Ensemble


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        Play Brazilian percussion drumline instruments and rhythms of samba, called Batucada, which typically has  a repetitive style and fast pace. 

  Instruments may include:
                                          

    Timbau - similar to Djemb√©
Caixa - Snare drum
Surdo - Bass drums "the heartbeat"
Repinique - Tom-tom
  Tamborim - small frame drum played with a flexible stick      
Agogo- 2 toned rhythm bells   
Chocalhos / Ganza / Shekere - shakers/ jingle-rattle
Cuica - produces a squeaky sound
Pandeiro - a hand frame drum with jingles
Reco-reco - metal guiro played with a scraper
Apito - plastic, metal or wooden whistle