Receita de Samba

Receita de Samba is a very popular brazilian song, it was written by Jacob do Bandolim and quickly became one of the references for samba music around the world.

If you’re familiar with this song you will notice how the percussion takes a relevant role along the song.

Here’s a video of Receita de Samba song played by a brazilian samba group:

Now, what makes this song interesting for us is the fact that there’s a venezuelan group conformed solely by cuatro players that plays this song using 3 cuatros and no percussion!

Receita de Samba sounds really interesting when played like this. Note how one of the cuatros is in charge of the percussion strumming. This technique is very complicated and makes the cuatro unique among all other instruments.

Enjoy the video!

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