This has been always an amazing song for me. Lots of emotions since I’ve learned it, directly from the master Baden Powell, via his recordings. Believe me or not, I believe I’ve started Capoeira because of it.
Today I’m honored. Berimbau is released and you can listen below. Even more, as I had the pleasure to share the emotions together with Jana Crivelli, a fantastic Capoeira teacher and musician, who played the “Curimba” (the name we give to the group of percussion instruments, when used into Afro-Brazilian rhythms).
You will notice a complex tempo, varying frmo 6/8 and 2/4 in the guitar, while the Curimba keeps the 6/8 playing a rhythm called Congo de Ouro.
I hope you enjoy!