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The BerimbauSoul of Brazilian Music$
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Eric A. Galm

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781604734058

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604734058.001.0001

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Historical Connections and the Emergence of a National Symbol

Historical Connections and the Emergence of a National Symbol

(p.19) Chapter 1 Historical Connections and the Emergence of a National Symbol
The Berimbau

Eric A. Galm

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter presents a historical introduction to the berimbau and capoeira. Topics discussed include the history of capoeira in Brazil; the berimbau’s survival and formal association with capoeira; the strong connection between African-derived religious beliefs, capoeira, and the berimbau; and capoeira and gender.

Keywords:   berimbau, capoeira, Brazil, religious beliefs, gender

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