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Alfaia Uni - Barravento

Alfaia Barravento Barravento A502014

Alfaia Uni - Barravento

Barravento
Item number
A502014
weight (net):
1,8 kg

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Alfaia Uni - Maracatu drum Simple design, light-weighted shell made out of several layers... more

Alfaia Uni - Barravento

item number: A502014
material: plywood
head: goatskin head
total height: 41 cm
weight (net): 1,8 kg

Alfaia Uni - Maracatu drum

Simple design, light-weighted shell made out of several layers of plywood with a unicolour wood texture pattern.

Reinforcement hoops are inserted at both the top and bottom end.
Very stable tension hoops both made of 2 layers of solid wood.
The outer layer of the alfaia is made of unicolored veneer.
Foam material on the inside muffles the tone and produces the typical Maracatu thunder.
Beautiful goatskin heads for both batter head and resonance head.
Traditional string system for tension and tuning.
Durable nylon tension strings.

Barravento is the leading traditional alfaia manufacturer in Brazil. Their beautiful alfaias are not only played by all the traditionalists and outstanding Maracatú musicians, but also by the celebrities of the MPB, like Daniela Mercury or Chico Science´s Nação Zumbi.


Size / weight chart
size      14"   16''   18''   20''   22''
weight  1,8kg   3,5kg   4,5kg   5,2kg   6,1kg


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THE brand for authentic, hand made Maracatu instruments from Pernambuco! Barravento is... more

Brand description "Barravento"

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THE brand for authentic, hand made Maracatu instruments from Pernambuco!

Barravento is the leading producer of hand-made Maracatu instruments in Brazil. Their instruments are played in traditional Maracatu groups as well as in modern formations such as Nação Zumbi or in the bands of famous MPB celebrities.

In his workshop, Maureliano Ribeiro builds small series of very special instruments in traditional craftsmanship together with his team and with lots of attention to detail:
Alfaias, caixas, gongues, agogôs, shekerés, ilus and mineiros, all of which have excellent sound quality.

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This art is of course also based on Maurelianos experience as a musician and his profound knowledge about the Afro-Brazilian culture of Pernambuco. Maureliano, the head of Barravento, is a musician himself. He used to be active in the Mangue Beat movement, he has been a capoeirista for many years as well as a drummer and director of various Maracatu groups. He also practices the pernambucan stick combat-dance, which is very similar to Capoeira.



Furthermore, Maureliano Ribeiro is a tireless researcher of Pernambucos extremely rich folk culture. In small plantings, Maureliano grows different trees and bottle gourds so that in the future he will be able to provide a part of his raw materials sustainably by himself. Barravento supports a programme which helps former drug addicts with their social rehabilitation.


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