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This article is about the musical instrument. Timbau_sentence_0

For the structure in insects, see Tymbal. Timbau_sentence_1

For the Cuban and Latin drum, see Timbales. Timbau_sentence_2

The timbau or Brazilian timbal is a membranophone instrument derived from the caxambu drum, usually played with both hands. Timbau_sentence_3

Slightly conical and of varying sizes, it is usually light in weight and made of lacquered wood or metal (usually aluminum) with a tunable nylon head. Timbau_sentence_4

It is in the shape of an ice cream cone with the top and the point cut off. Timbau_sentence_5

The drum is most often found in Bahia, originating in Salvador, Bahia, and is used mainly to play Afro-Brazilian rhythms, such as axé and samba-reggae. Timbau_sentence_6

It is played in a similar manner to the atabaque, a hand drum of which one version was brought to Brazil in slavery and is used in Candomblé rituals. Timbau_sentence_7

In the 1980s, a musical/social movement was organized to bring the timbal to popular music. Timbau_sentence_8

The timbal is designed to play loud, rapid phrases and solos with powerful slaps. Timbau_sentence_9

The sound of the timbal varies from a clear, well-defined, high tone to a strong, deep bass. Timbau_sentence_10

The timbal is available in different lengths; a greater length produces a deeper bass. Timbau_sentence_11

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