A bass drum used to mark the beat of samba music. For samba, the surdos are usually divided into 2 or 3 groups of different pitches.
Brazil; Samba; Instrument; Percussion; Drum. A low tom played with heavy mallets. Used to keep the beat in sambas. (th)
Brazilian bass drums used in mainly in samba music, worn around the neck and played with a beater in the right hand and open left hand strokes. A surdo gives a strong full bass tone.