Code: A323010

Laminated 18" wood zabumba for a good Forró and a north-east-Brazilian dance night out!

Product overview

The zabumba is the heartbeat of any Forró-, Baião-, Xote- or Xaxado ensemble. Just like the surdo in Samba it plays the bass and provides the pulse while pushing forward to jump up and dance with its syncopated rhythms. The playing technique is a little different: the superior head - which is equipped with a nylon head for a stronger attack - is played with a short, padded mallet, whilst the resonance head is played with a thin switch producing the typical contrast with contra rhythms. A good zabumba player knows how to make you dance even if you are not much of dancer. An 18" zabumba is a great medium size and offers many various tuning possibilities.

Izzo produces lovely solid and high-quality instruments at fair and affordable price


Drum Type
Tuning Method
18 inch diameter
Drum Head Material
Category Tree
Other Brazilian Drums

Delivery & returns


UK delivery starts at £1.95 and goes to a maximum of £5.95 (excluding Highlands & Islands which can be more for a parcel)

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