The drums of Brazil are richly embedded in the history of South American and African cultures. These drums are best known for the sound of the Samba, but can also be found in many other genres of music from rock to reggae. Brazilian drums include the Repinque, Surdo, Pandiero, Caixa and Tambourim, among others, each with its own unique sound, style and purpose within Brazilian music.
Brazilian music is the result of several different cultures, including South American, European and African. The drums heard in Samba, Bossa Nova or Sertanejo music are the representation of these different cultures and the history of the nations from which they developed. Brazilian drums, including the Repinque, Surdo, Pandiero, Caixa and Tambourim compliment the style, sound and essence of Brazilian culture, bringing the music to life.