Tico-Tico no Fubá - Piano Arrangement by Tal Zilber. ***Originally by by Zequinha de Abreu. ***Zequinha de Abreu (1880-1935), was a Brazilian musician and composer from Sao Paulo, who in 1917 wrote the famous choro tune "Tico-Tico no Fubá". Other well-known tunes he wrote were "Branca" and "Tardes de Lindóia."Because of the lack of written tradition, Tico-Tico is played in various melodic versions all over the world.