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Pandeiro cade3407.jpg
Samba School drumming wing, drumming section or "bateria", a kind of orchestra of percussion instruments ( pandeiro in photo ) that accompany the singer and lead the pace of the samba schools parade in carnival. The Pandeiro is a type of hand frame drum popular in Brazil, and which has been described as an unofficial instrument of that nation. The drumhead is tunable, and the rim holds metal jingles ( platinelas ).