Cuica

Brazilian friction drum with a remarkable pitch range.
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Cuíca

Cuíca (kuˈikɐ), or `kuweeca`, is a Brazilian friction drum with a large pitch range, produced by changing tension on the head of the drum. Cuíca is Portuguese for a type of small opossum which is known to make a high-pitched sound. It is most often used in samba music. The tone it produces has a high-pitched squeaky timbre. It has been calle.....
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