Apito de samba
- J. Richard Haefer
Common Brazilian end-blown whistle of metal, plastic, or wood (sometimes called a pea whistle because it often contains a loose pellet). Often it is †-shaped, with holes in the ends of the arms that permit two or more pitches to be sounded. Usually suspended from a cord around the neck, it is blown by the band director during a samba performance to signal directions and trigger excitement....