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Ilu 16" - Ian grave - Barravento

Ilu 16'' - Ian grave Barravento A505003
Ilu 16'' - Ian grave
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Ilu 16" - Ian grave - Barravento

Barravento
Item number
A505003
weight (net):
8 kg

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Ilu 16'' - Ian grave - the largest ilu The typical Candomblé cult drums from... more

Ilu 16" - Ian grave - Barravento

item number: A505003
diameter: 16''
total height: 66 cm
material: plywood
weight (net): 8 kg

Ilu 16'' - Ian grave - the largest ilu

The typical Candomblé cult drums from Pernambuco are played in a set of 3 by 3 people. They are pure hand drums, the left hand muffles the sustain produced by the right hand which highly effects the sound and rhythm image. The Ian grave plays pre-defined solo phrasings together with the higher pitched ilus that stick to the accompanying voices. According to old African guidelines the lowest pitched drum is responsable for the solo parts. Ilus are - quite similar to the atabaques - drums which are played during ritual occasions. An ilu is often accompanied by an agogó and also - but less common - by an agbé (shekere). It is characteristic that ilus have goat skin heads on both sides. When playing an ilu you sit in front of it with your feet on the floor cross and play Candomblé rhythms only with your hands. The lowest ilu plays the solo phrasings, while both other voices follow defined accompanying lines.
Pernambuco is the state north of Bahia and one of the Brazilian regions where ritual drumming is still very present. Ilu is the Yoruba word for drum. This type of drum is not found anywhere else than Pernambuco.


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

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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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