Brazilian percussion reflects the history, society, culture and geography of a massive segment of the South American population. In one sense rhythms are complex and diverse; in another, they stroll along more unfettered than, say, Cuban music, which must adhere to the clave. The Carnaval parades, the voices of exotic jungle birds, or even the joyful cries of children are replicated in Brazilian instruments. The LP Caixa is a "snare drum"; that has roots in the Portuguese military. Played with sticks, the LP Caixa embodies the necessary high pitch and snare sensitivity to articulate syncopated patterns interwoven with buzz rolls. Six tuning screws, engineered for comfort, maintain tension, while snare action is controlled by a standard snare strainer. The LP Caixa features a well-built shell, sized 7"; x 12";. Bright and lightweight, it incorporates a radius-angle top rim to eliminate hand trauma and provide access to the batter head when marching.