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.

DTF review | Newcastlewest: A world without consequence that refuses to make sense

  1. 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
  2. asks Marya. The play and the production seem to correspond with her predicament, guided in their construction by chance operations and execution by onstage manipulators. Yet even the most outré moments, such as Marya's infectious Berimbau recital, are 
  3. The rhythms of Brazil are all around: Bands play instruments typical to Brazil, such as the berimbau (a single-stringed percussion instrument) and pandeiro (a tambourine-like instrument), and people dance the samba, a well-known Brazilian dance