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Alfaia Head 16'' goat skin - wood rim - Barravento

Alfaia Naturfell 16''- Holzring Barravento A501020

Alfaia Head 16'' goat skin - wood rim - Barravento

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weight (net):
0,6 kg

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40,00 *

incl. VAT , plus shipping costs

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Total price: €121.00 *

Hide head 16''- wood rim, Barravento - ideal for bumbos de Maracatu / alfaia skin Barravento... more

Alfaia Head 16'' goat skin - wood rim - Barravento

item number: A501020
size: 16"
Type: hide head - wood rim
weight (net): 0,6 kg

Hide head 16''- wood rim, Barravento - ideal for bumbos de Maracatu / alfaia skin

Barravento tans his skins in a special way that allows the hide heads to be slightly roughened at the end. This gives these skins a high degree of authenticity in terms of sound characteristics, especially with Maracatu. Deep, strong bass sounds and a rustic look are typical for Barravento skins.

Information about mounting hide heads:
Natural heads tend to twist when they are unmounted due to different air humidity and temperature. When you are ready to put the head on your instrument and see that it is twisted, moisten (not soak!) the head carefully with a kitchen sponge, then put it on a flat surface and push the drum shell in the rim from above. Put your drum loosely back together and wait until the head is dry before putting any tension on it. Let it dry slowly in the air (best overnight), don't use heaters, hairdryers and don't leave it in the sun as it will make the head brittle and prone to tear.

Note about spare parts:

We recommend that you always purchase spare parts of the same brand as your instrument to ensure fit and function. We cannot assume any warranty for different-brand combinations. If you are looking for a spare part that you cannot find on our site, please contact us!

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Customer reviews for "Head 16'' goat skin - wood rim"

20 Dec 2017

Best Buy I've ever done Service courtesy and amazing products, above expectations

17 Sep 2017

Good durable skins, worth the money.

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



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.


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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