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IZ6342 - Izzo stainless steel 8'' cuica Default title

Izzo stainless steel 8'' cuica

Product code: IZ6342

Barcode: 7897626863422

RRP £89.00 (inc. VAT)

Key product features

  • Robust stainless steel body shell
  • Natural rawhide drum head
  • Hard wearing chrome plated hardware
  • Lightweight at only 2kg
  • Hugely popular instrument in samba and carnival music
  • Made in Sao Paulo, Brazil
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The 'cuica' is a Brazilian friction drum. An instrument which is rather unique in that it has a large pitch range controlled by the player via a large stick fixed to the center of the drum head.
The stick is rosined and rubbed with a damp cloth - this produces the sound - whilst the players other hand applies pressure to the drum head in order to change the pitch. A shoulder strap holds the drum in place.

This model has a stainless steel shell with a natural rawhide head. it has 8 tuning lugs and all the hardware is chrome plated. It is a comparatively small drum, especially when compared to the more common Surdo found in samba groups but is lightweight and easy to carry.