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- The caixa is the snare drum used in Brazilian samba percussion, providing driving rhythms which push the music forward and make it swing
- Some have familiar snare wires on the bottom drum head and others use a thicker wire snare, or wound guitar string on the playing head
- Names such as Caixa, Caixa de Guerra, Tarol and Malacacheta cover the range of samba snare drums
- Drums from Izzo, Gope, Meinl, Pearl and Contemporanea