FAQ: Berimbau?

FAQI can not live in a tropical climate like Brazil, but I want to play berimbau without risking cracking the verga so quickly.


A: It is. It does not dry out as fast as other wood.

Research with Dr. Greg Beyer on the Berimbau | My life as an NIU ...

 Greg and I have set a schedule where we each compose a new piece each semester for the instrument: we began with a duet, this semester I finished composing a trio, and then in future semesters we will compose quartets, quintets, and sextets, that...  Since then, he has commissioned composers for berimbau pieces, composed himself, and has used the berimbau in numerous musical contexts outside of capoeira, but with the traditions in mind. This project began with Greg’s own studies that he has done on the instrument, which was the subject of his doctoral thesis at Manhattan School of Music.  In his studies, Dr. Beyer created “Arcomusical,” which is his own publishing company and lifelong project.

School of Music students, instructor to perform berimbau in Brazil

  1. Un appuntamento che si ripete dal 2010, ormai immancabile come i tradizionali fuochi d'artificio: sabato 15 agosto la Banda Berimbau torna sul palco di Piazza Verdi ad animare il pubblico con lo show più energetico e colorato del cartellone di Trieste
  2. At first glance, the berimbau may resemble an archery bow, but the single-stringed percussion instrument has a long and storied history in Brazil, with roots extending to southern Africa. Dating back to the early 19th century, the berimbau has been
  3. An acrobatic mix of martial arts and dance performed to the twangy music of a "berimbau" -- a single-string percussion instrument. As in other martial arts, you are granted belts of differing colors as you advance. But capoeira was developed by African