caixa (Brazilian Samba snare-drum)

~ Percussion instrument

Description

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.

Annotation

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.

Relationships

from: Brazil
type of: snare drum
Wikidata: Q16535112 [info]
picture: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Caixa_de_samba.JPG [info]