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    Ganza

Ganza

Brief history

The term ganzá can refer to many things, but in terms of the classic idiophone percussion instrument, it is a type of rattle that is played by shaking.

It is usually made of a metal, wood or plastic tube with a cylindrical shape, filled with small beads, seeds or grains to create a diverse range of sounds, ranging from soft to extremely loud.

It is an essential element of popular music from northeastern Brazil, such as coco, maracatu and ciranda, and it has a certain prestige in the samba of Rio de Janeiro. It sometimes has different shapes, sounds and rhythmic functions, such as, for example, in the congado in Minas Gerais, where the ganzá is made out of tinplate and is shaped like a long tube with three hollow, pointed appendages.

Ensembles

Beat! ensembles with ganza

Pagode

Pagode

Samba School

Samba School