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    Matraca

Matraca

Brief history

In general, the matraca is a wooden instrument made out of jointed pieces that produce a sound when they hit each other.

It is used in cities in the interior of Brazil to announce processions, and can replace the bells used during Holy Week.

This instrument is present in the batuque of São Paulo, with a structure consisting of two wooden sticks, and it used for percussion along the body and non-skin side of the tambú (master drum), the instrument responsible for marking the rhythm.

Ensembles

Beat! ensembles with matraca

Batuque Paulista

Batuque Paulista

Tambor de Crioula

Tambor de Crioula