Traditional Atabaque de Capoeira by Duarte Oliveira.
Beautiful, hand worked unique pieces made of solid wood planks and sisal ropes. Atabaques are Brazilian hand drums with a rich tradition and African roots. In Brazil atabques are played in Capoeira and ritual Candomblê music. The rope tuning system is especially popular amongst capoeiristas. The body is built in traditional barrel style and is boardered by several iron hoops on different levels.
The atabaques are made one by one, very nice quality and solid artinsan work by Duarte Oliveira, student of Capoeira Vivência, who manufactures them in his small workshop in Póvoa de Varzim Portugal. Duarte Oliveira is Capoeirista and instrument builder making great skills. In no more than a small room of his house he creates a lovely selection of beautiful instruments. The atabaques have hand picked, partly shaven skins, solid bodies and a wooden stand with rubber edge that goes with the drum.