CAPOEIRA INSTRUMENTS

BERIMBAU

The berimbau is a musical bow originated from other bows from African regions with Bantu occupation. The current form and way of playing are the constructions of Brazilian Afro-descendants.
The instrument is made up of a biriba lintel, steel rope, scraped gourd, cowhide and caraway. The hide prevents the rope from splitting the biriba and the cost is the string that helps in tying the rope.
It is played with the drumstick and dobrão (a metal piece, formerly a coin), accompanied by caxixi.

TAMBOURINE

The tambourine is of Asian origin and was used by the Portuguese, in Portugal and Brazil, in processions. Afterwards, it started to be used here in various musical manifestations.
In the roda de Capoeira Angola, the beat on the tambourine, with flourishes, accompanies the sound of caxixi. Used in old India and the Iberian Peninsula, in the Middle Ages, in wedding parties, weddings and other religious ceremonies. It was also introduced in Brazil by the Portuguese and later used in samba circles and by blacks in capoeira circles, being a percussion instrument generally more acute than the atabaque. It is a percussion instrument, made up of a circular wooden hoop, furnished with floors and over which a skin, preferably of a goat or goat, is stretched. Tap the beat of the dance with your hand. Accompany the singing by marking the time signature.

ATABAQUE

It is an Afro-Brazilian drum traditionally used in Candomblé rituals. In Capoeira Angola, it is played only with the hands and accompanies the Gunga berimbau in the rhythm of the game.

AUGUST

It is an instrument of African origin. Its function is to be a rhythmic counterpoint to the berimbaus and the atabaque.

RECO RECO

Fine percussion instruments enrich an ensemble with detail and sonic variety. In Capoeira Angola, reco-reco adds this variety to the unique vibrations of agogô. Reco-reco seems to have African origins as it is found in several Afro-Brazilian cultural manifestations. All human groups have their own musical instruments, but we also find common exchanges, influences and bases. Harmonic “noise makers” such as recoils and rattles are found in many groups, associated with joy and spiritual attachments.