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A type of Afro-Brazilian friction drum played with a dampened stick or string attached beneath the drum head. When struck in this fashion the drum makes a sound similar to the lion's roar, which is another name for the quica.

  It is a one headed drum with a thin wooden stick through the head. The stick is rubbed with a damp cloth, and the friction activates the head.

Click here to listen to the sound of a quica.

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