Capoeira Instruments – the heart of roda!

 

There are several instruments used in the Capoeira music:

 

However, it is not necessary to use all of the capoeira instruments in the Roda. It may be only the Berimbau, or Berimbau and Pandeiro, etc. In any Roda though there should not be more than 3 Berimbaus, 2 Pandeiros, 1 Agogo, 1 Reco-Reco and 1 Atabaque.

 

agogoAgogo

One or two bells instruments coming from the Yoruba music.

 

reco-recoReco-Reco

A percussion instrument producing ratchet-like sound.

BerimbauBerimbau

Percussion instrument used by the Africans in speaking with ancestors.

 

pandeiroPandeiro

Small frame drum very similar to tambourine.

 

atabaque1-1Atabaque

A big hand drum made of wood.

 

Check our complete list of Capoeira Moves