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Close up of Professora Amazonas playing the djembe drum at the March 8, 2020 event “Celebrating Women in World Music” hosted by 10PRL in Long Branch, NJ.

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Professora Amazonas of Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira demonstrates African rhythms on the djembe drum.

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Instrutora Cuica of Capoeira Mandinga demonstrates the agogô, in collaboration with Professora Amazonas of Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira, at the March 8, 2020 “Celebrating Women in World Music” event.

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The agogô is a set of bells used in the batería of capoeira and throughout the African diaspora .

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Professora Amazonas of Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira demonstrates the atabaque, a drum used to play of Afro-Brazilian rhythms including capoeira, maculélé, and samba de roda.

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Instrutora Cuica of Capoeira Mandinga demonstrates the agogô, a set of bells used in the batería of capoeira and throughout the African diaspora at the March 8, 2020 “Celebrating Women in World Music” event.

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Professora Amazonas (Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira) and Instrutora Cuica (Capoeira Mandinga) demonstrate the berimbau and the agogô, transitioning from the music of capoeira to samba.

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A djembe drum and two batá on display at Amigolandia sports bar in Arroyo, Puerto Rico.

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A variety of drums and percussion instruments on display in Amigolandia sports bar in Arroyo, Puerto Rico, where the owner loves music as much as he loves sports.

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Professora Amazonas foretelling the closing of the roda through song.

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Professora Amazonas of Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira instructing members of her adult class on the patterns played in the roda on the berimbau and how it affects the rules of engagement.

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Members of Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira learning and studying the songs, rhythms, and music that are played in the batería in the capoeira roda.

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The agogô is a set of bells used in the batería of capoeira and throughout the African diaspora.

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Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira practicing the rhythms of capoeira on the agogô, pandeiro, and conga.

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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).

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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…

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Pandeiro is one of the instruments used in the batería of capoeira. Like the other instruments used in the batería, the pandeiro is also of African origin.

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A pandeiro is a hand-held frame drum used in the music of capoeira and other Brazilian musical genres such as samba, coco, chore and more.

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The heartbeat of the music of capoeira revolves around the drums and the berimbau.

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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…

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Cavalo, a member of Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira, plays pandeiro in the batería at Professora Amazonas’ class.

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Members of Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira studying and practicing the music, songs, and rhythms of samba.
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