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The berimbau
The berimbau is the main instrument that has been used in Capoeira. It stimulates rhythm, the style and the speed of the capoeira. It is important that absolutely no other instrument can make louder sounds than the berimbau. When for example a fighting threatens get out of hand, the one which play on the berimbau, be possible to decide to reduce the tempo with the berimbau and therefore also in the game the movements to slow down.

The berimbau is made of several components.

Berimbau components


The stick; made of wood. Originating from the beriba tree. Only this wood can be used for the arc of the berimbau and can according to certain rituals only at full moon to be cut down. The stick, also fare (1) mentioned is crooked stretched by a steel wire. Generally it s these steel wires originating from old tyres. These steel wires, arame (2) must keep the stick considerably crooked stretched.

To give a resounding sound to the berimbau a consonance cupboard is confined to. These are made of a dried gourd, cabaša (3). These gourds are frequently painted. She is attached to the berimbau with a rope. For playing on the berimbau we need still caxixi (4), a stone; dobrßo (5) and houten a rod of approximately 30 cm; baqueta (6).

The berimbau are held with one hand. The consonance cupboard of the berimbau is held for the raises of the abdomen. In the same hand keep the stone and push against the arame on these well on tension you to keep and with that a pure tone to get. With the other hand beat you on the arame with baqueta, a small thin rod. Also you hold the caxixi in this hand, woven of sheer convex with seeds. They give a type sounded of a rattle. During beating against the arame you push off to the berimbau letting resound to the gourd pretty well. This serves for your abdomen as extra strengthening of the consonance cupboard and obtain you the resounding sound.

Several tones


There are three different types berimbaus. They differ in gourd (cabaša) that as a consonance cupboard serves.

The berimbau gunga.


The gunga have the largest gourd. She produces the heaviest sound and has with that the role of the bass. These berimbau indicate basis rhythm.

The berimbau mediˇ.


The mediˇ have a something smaller gourd than the berimbau gunga. She completes the gunga by holding rhythm and conducts the middle tone.

The berimbau viola.


The viola has the smallest consonance cupboard of all berimbaus and is used for the improvisatie on basis rhythm. The viol berimbau is most difficult of three play on because she must bring out variaties on basis rhythm.
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