Arcomusical: a multi-faceted resource for the Afro-Brazilian berimbau dedicated to performance, publication, research, and community building.
The berimbau is one member of the “bow” family of musical instruments found all over the world. Its closest relatives are found in southern Africa, specifically in the Portuguese speaking countries of Angola (e.g. hungo and mblumbumba) and Mozambique (e.g. xitende).