Music in Centro & Praça Mauá

One of several excellent music shops on Rua da Carioca, Pleidisco sells all the pieces that make up the rhythm section of Carnaval baterias (percussion sections). Unique souvenirs for the musically minded include cavaquinhos (ukulele-sized guitars), which start at around R$250, and pandeiros (tambourines), starting at R$60.