The Repique de Mão was created by percussionist Ubirani, musician of Fundo de Quintal, a legendary samba group in Brazil. The instrument was frequently used by other samba groups all around the country. Born from a drum Tom, the Repique de Mão allows the player to "swing" over the beat of the song.
The Afoxé is a percussive instrument that is constructed with loops of a steel ball chain wrapped around a wide cylinder. The cylinder is fixed to a long, narrow, wooden or plastic handle.
The Repique and Afoxé was recorded at João Francisco's studio in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, by the percussionist Robson Batata, in a room with 4 microphones. A Neumann KM 184, a Shure SM 57, a Neumann U 87 and a Bock Audio 250 were used for the room. Two preamps – API 512c, one Vintech Audio 573 and one Grace 501 routed in a Symphony Apogee were used in the audio capture.