Thursday, January 31, 2013

NUS Capoeira Berimbau Making Workshop

The first ever berimbau making workshop organized by NUS Capoeira. This is your chance to MAKE YOUR OWN berimbau!

I will not be able to provide a lot of details about the event now, but I will update you guys about it in a few days time. 
Fees : $15
Venue: NUS Sports Club Room
Date: 2 Feb 2013 (Sat)
Time: 12.30pm - 6.00pm

Refer to the following link for the 'anatomy' of the berimbau:

The following materials for making the berimbau will be provided:-
1. Verga
2. Arame
3. Baqueta
The dobrao is just a pebble, which we can pick up anywhere =)

The key component that we will not be able to provide is the cabaca. This is because we want you to have the liberty to choose what kind of berimbau you want to make for yourself - gunga, medio or viola. We should be able to get them pretty easily since Chinese New Year is coming. An average cabaca costs about $25-40. 

Also note that the verga that we will provide will not be a beriba wood (as they're not easily purchased and beriba-chopping is illegal in Brazil). We will be providing an oak verga. You may look at the oak verga which Toshi has graciously donated to the club (Thank you, Toshi).

For those who choose not to make a berimbau, please feel free to come down and hang out =) Though you're not making one, you can still learn how to make one. We will probably have dinner together after the event. Will be a good opportunity for everyone to know each other more!

Hope to see you guys there!

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