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a kind of wild goose, by a flock of which a virtuoso was fabled to be carried to the lunar world
Origin: [Sp. gansa, ganso, goose; of Gothic origin. See Gannet, Goose.]
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The ganzá is a Brazilian rattle used as a percussion instrument, especially in samba music.
The ganzá is cylindrically shaped, and can be either a hand-woven basket or a metal canister which is filled with beads, metal balls, pebbles, or other similar items. Those made from metal produce a particularly loud sound. They are usually used to play a rhythm underneath the rest of the band.
The ganzá is classified as an indirectly struck idiophone.
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