If you’ve ever wondered where the string for the berimbau comes from (and how to get your own), here’s your chance.
Over at Bahia-Capoeira Blog there are a couple of new posts (one is part 1 of 3 in a series) explaining the process behind recycling old tires into beautiful music.
First they have a “quick tutorial” that gives a general overview of the process without going into the fine details. This is great if you have an idea of what to do, but just need a refresher.
Next up is their Berimbau Arames for Dummies three-part series, that begins (unsurprisingly) with part one.
Update: I just got a tip from a friend of mine who says that the most important thing about stripping tires for arames is to have a good knife. He recommends a utility knife with razor blades inside. Thanks Tarzan!
So now you know how to make your own berimbau arames. I suppose all you need to do now is go find some old tires and get to cutting!
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