The crivador belongs to the membranophone family, and is also known as the pererengue or perenga. It is used in the Tambor de Crioula drum circle, along with the large drum (or rufador) and the meião (or socador, chamador; mid-sized drum).
The crivador is a small drum made out of mangrove, pau d'arco or angelim trunks. It follows the meião after the beginning of the marcha (march), producing a sharp, ringing noise on the upbeat.
Like the meião, it is played with the matraca (two pieces of wood), and the player has to be positioned on top of it.