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Atabaque 70 cm - sisal rope, with stand - Mestre Negao
|tuning:||with sisal ropes|
|weight (net):||12 kg|
Not one like the other:
This item comes from a small craft workshop and is handmade. Since the production is focused on good sound, the size and weight specifications may differ slightly from the values indicated. We found that these characteristics enhance the handcrafted character and charisma of this instrument.
Traditional atabaque de Capoeira 70 cm with rope tuning, lower height for playing while seated, with stand
Beautiful, hand worked unique pieces made of solid wood planks and sisal ropes. This modell is extra low and meant to be played while sitting. The stand is made of iron wrapped with rope. Atabaques are Brazilian hand drums with a rich tradition and African roots. In Brazil atabques are played in Capoeira and ritual Candomblê music. The rope tuning system is especially popular amongst capoeiristas. You can tune the drum by knocking in or loosening the wooden wedges held by a metal hoop. The body is built in traditional barrel style and is boardered by several iron hoops on different levels.
The atabaques are made one by one, very nice quality and solid artinsan work by Mestre Negão who manufactures them in his small workshop in São Paulo. Mestre Negão is Capoeirista and instrument builder making exceptional skills. In no more than a small room of his house he creates a lovely selection of beautiful instruments. The atabaques have hand picked, partly shaven skins, solid bodies and a wooden stand with rubber edge that goes with the drum.
Instrument height without stand: approx. 70cm
Instrument height with stand: spprox. 75cm (meant to be played sitting down)
Diameter of head: approx. 9,5"
Due to all instruments of this series being artisanally manufactured, some small deviations may occur.
Customer reviews for "Atabaque 70 cm - sisal rope, with stand"
Mestre Negão from São Paulo
Eduardo Rodrigues, well known in the Capoeira scene as Mestre Negão from São Paulo, has become one of the very important characters in Capoeira, mainly through his Capoeira event ‚Vadeia Samba’, but also with his high-grade artisanal instruments and his very kind personality. He constantly tries to connect capoeiristas from differnet styles and groups. He has his workshop in São Paulo - no more than a single room in a small house, this is where he makes his instruments.
His atabaques are of exstremely good quality and his artisanal skills create demanding and beautiful instruments with traditional rope tuning systems.