Traditional Atabaque de Capoeira by Gigante.
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 Charles Oliveira, GIGANTE who manufactures them in his small workshop in Madrid. Professor Gigante is Capoeirista and instrument builder making exceptional 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.