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    Repique

Repique

Brief history

The repinique, also known as the repique, is a Brazilian musical instrument. It was traditionally made of wood, but it is now made of metal. It has a head on either end, played with two drumsticks or one drumstick and the other free hand. It was created for samba schools as an instrument that could produce a more high-pitched sound; it is also capable of serving as a sort of musical conductor, announcing changes to the group.

The repique stands out as a soloist, often played during introductions or soloing in batucadas, while the other instruments remain silent.

In music from Bahia, there is an eight-inch repinique, known as the bacorinha. This instrument is played with two plastic drumsticks that produce a very high-pitched sound for changeovers and specific effects.

Ensembles

Beat! ensemble with repique

Samba-reggae

Samba-reggae