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Xequeiro - blue - Barravento

Xequeiro - blau Barravento A506104

Xequeiro - blue - Barravento

Barravento
Item number
A506104
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1 kg

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Beed shaker, blue - Shekeré Xequeiro A new instrument from Pernambuco! The Xequeiro connects... more

Xequeiro - blue - Barravento

item number: A506104
shell: aluminium tube
type: Xequeiro
color: blue
diameter approx.: 9,5 cm
length approx.: 40 cm
beads: plastic
weight (net): 1 kg

Beed shaker, blue - Shekeré Xequeiro

A new instrument from Pernambuco!
The Xequeiro connects the sound of a shekeré with the playing technique of a shaker (ganza).
An aluminium tube is the sound- and resonance body, just like with a shaker. But instead of filling it with seeds, pebbles or metall beads and closing it like a container, a net with plastic beads is braided over the outside of the xequeiro. Both ends of the tube remain open. The aluminium ends are covered with soft and comfy foam rubber so you can hold it properly.

Sound: the sound of the xequeiro is somewhere between a ganza and a shekeré. The plastic beads produce a sharp sound, the aluminium tube brings in the metal effect. The mixture really kicks off!

Hold the xequeiro with both hands and move it like a ganza. It´s easier to play than the technique of a traditional shekeré which requires more practising skills. A xequeiro you pick up and go ahead, even if you´re not yet into playing this kind of instrument you will quickly be able to provide the groove for your band.

Loud and penetrating sound!


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Customer reviews for "Xequeiro - blue"

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28 Aug 2016

Beste kwaliteit und schnell geliefert.

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

"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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