The Dobani Cuica is made of steel plated brass with goatskin head.
The Cuica is also known as a puita, boi or onca. Cuica, in various forms, are found world-wide. However they are most closely associated with Brazilian Samba music.
It is believed that the cuica was used in Africa as a call for the male lion since the sound mimics the roar of the female lioness. So if you have any lions that want to samba- this is the instrument for you. If you are short a lion, you will still enjoy the great sounds that can be derived from the cuica.
This set of wooden egg-shaped instruments is filled with small pellets to produce a sound when shaken.
Various forms of shakers and rattles are found in virtually every culture throughout history. They can be used effectively in many different styles of music.
/!\ WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts - Not for children under 3 years.
This listing includes a pair of split bamboo percussion sticks; two lengths 20" and 24" for two pitches, each with a tuning hole.
When the split ends are bounced off the palm or knee, they buzzing. The buzz is due to a crack that goes most of the way down the instrument. That crack is meant to be there. Slide the colored string up or down the length of the crack to create more or less buzz and to change the pitch. A small hole near the bottom is covered and uncovered by the thumb to produce a wah-wah effect.
Natural cracks will develop in the bamboo. This only adds to the awesome buzzing sound. Also known as Buzz Sticks, BungKaKa, or Balingbing these split bamboo sticks were traditionally use in the Philippine Islands. They can be played in ensembles for the Kayabang dance; with separate players each playing one stick. In villages, people walking along carried the devil chaser to scare away animals (or spirits) in their path.
This listing includes a pair of wooden sticks, Claves.
Beat together for the proper rhythm.
Measurements: 1"x 8"View full product details