Posted at July 21, 2013 | By : | Categories : Percussion | 0 Comment


A Brazilian friction drum, is synonymous with the sound of fun and laughter that one would experience at a Brazilian carnival. The cuica is often used in samba music and is a wonderfully simple instrument. It is made from a small drum with a stick mounted in the middle of the skin. One plays by rubbing up and down on the stick with a wet cloth, the other hand can be used to change the pitch by pressing on the head.