Capoeira – Instruments – Berimbau

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    This video will discuss the instruments of Capoeira, specifically the Berimbau.

    Roberto Tapia: Hi, my name is Roberto Tapia for Capoeira Sul da Bahia, Monitor Bucho. Today, I am going to show you how to play Capoeira. Now I am going to show you how to play Berimbau.

    Berimbau is the most important instrument in the Capoeira and also Capoeira is no Capoeira if without music. So Berimbau is first a gourd, a basic gourd normal gourd, a stick, big stick, very flexible stick. This stick is from Brazil. It's calling biriba and also we will need a wire, a wire, we need this little stick and also we need a caxixi, this is called caxixi and a stone, normal stone.

    So for playing the Berimbau, put your pinky on the chord, below the chord and these two fingers, hold the stick and the thumb and index hold the stone like this. Later make sure to put it here on the stomach. So I am going to show you how to play first.

    So the Berimbau, you play basically with no stone here. Second, put your stone in the wire and press and third, just put your stone but don't press a lot, just like this. Can you hear the difference between later and later.

    So now we are going to combine. That's how we play Berimbau. Now I am going to show you play the drum. In Portuguese the drum of the Capoeira we call it Atabaque.

    So now I am going to tell you how to play the Atabaque in Capoeira.