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1
Berimbando
Naná Vasconcelos
03:31
2
Sol Da Manhã
Marco Bosco
04:46
3
Toque de Mestre
Orquestra de Berimbaus do Morro do Querosene
05:00
4
Ronda
Ramiro Musotto
02:50
5
Mudança de onda
Alexis C. Lamb, Arcomusical
05:24
6
Aquarela do Brasil
Orquestra de Berimbaus do Morro do Querosene
03:00
7
Luana É
Mestre Suassuna e Dirceu
03:36
8
Sou Capoeira
Mestre Suassuna
03:51
9
Cantigas de Capoeira São Bento Grande de Angola
Mestre Kenura
07:21
10
Berimbau
Olodum
03:51
11
Berimbau
Vinícius de Moraes
03:09
12
Um Tom
Caetano Veloso
02:30
13
Domingo no Parque
Gilberto Gil
03:36
14
Gwyra Mi
Ramiro Musotto
04:32
15
Ilé Ayê (Que Bloco É Esse?)
Daúde
04:34
16
Doum
Cosmic e Damião, Sonido Trópico
06:01
17
Ossâim
Ohxala
06:13
18
Berimbau
DJ Sandrinho
02:11
19
É da Nossa Cor
Maga Bo, Mestre Camaleão
03:15
20
Umi
Populous
03:01
21
Berimbal Regionau
Ohxala
05:42
22
La Lucha Indigena
Marcelo Berges
09:55

The Berimbau

Less is more, and I think no instrument proves it better than the berimbau.

This Brazilian instrument – originally from Africa and made of a bow, a steel string and a gourd (cabaça) – has one of the most characteristic sounds I've ever heard. It is originally and mainly used in the rodas de capoeira, for both its rhythmic and melodic sound. Since my first encounter with one as a child, its heady chant has always kept a special place in a part of my heart. And, quite surprisingly, I’ve re-encountered its distinctive tone in several music styles, following my musical discoveries and genre exploration.

It is this trajectory that I’ve wanted to retrace in this playlist, starting with the master Naná Vasconcelos and instrumental-focused tunes, to MPB songs, until more recent electronic productions sampling the peculiar vibration of the string on the cabaça.

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