Izzo stainless steel cuica - 6"

RRP £85.00
£57.50 ex. VAT
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  • A great quality cuica
  • Available in 6" and 8" diameters
  • Lightweight and durable
  • Authentic Brazilian instrument manufactured in famous Sao Paolo factory
  • Produces the classic high pitched timbre of a cuica
  • Strong, constructed with a stainless steel shell
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Introducing the Izzo stainless steel cuica

The 'cuica' is a Brazilian friction drum. An instrument which is rather unique in that it has a large pitch range controlled by the player via a large stick fixed to the centre of the drum head. The stick is rosined and rubbed with a damp cloth - this produces the sound - whilst the players other hand applies pressure to the drum head in order to change the pitch It is a comparatively small drum, especially when compared to the more common Surdo found in samba groups but is lightweight and easy to carry.

Made with a sturdy stainless steel shell and chrome plated hardware, this cuica is built to last, perfect for heavy use in samba.

The Izzo brand - authentic but affordable

The Izzo brand represents authentic Brazilian percussion and is widely regarded as one of the top instrument manufacturers in Brazilian Samba. Hailing from Sao Paulo, Izzo have been producing a wide range of high quality instruments for over 60 years, and we are proud to say we are the sole importers of Izzo products.

Shell materialStainless steel
Head diameter6" OR 8"