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In Professora Amazonas classes, all students, including the children, study and learn the instruments of capoeira, from the drums to the berimbau, and play during the roda.
Professora Amazonas plays and teaches drum patterns and songs in her adult capoeira class. Here, she is playing a conga drum which is often used to train, teach and demonstrate, but the traditional drum used in the roda is the atabaque, which is…
The berimbau is an African instrument that leads the batería in capoeira. It is considered a percussion instrument and consists of a wooden bow called verga (made from the wood of the beriba tree), a single metal string called arame, a hollow gourd…
The dobrão is a thick stone or coin used to play the berimbau. It is used to change the tension on the arame or string, in order to change the pitch and quality of the sound being played. The dobrão can also be called pedra (stone) or moeda (coin).
Members of Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira learning and studying the songs, rhythms, and music that are played in the batería in the capoeira roda.
Members of Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira practicing the instruments, rhythms, and songs of capoeira. Humor and play are sprinkled throughout the classes, from the music to the physical training.