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Unraveling The Berimbau, A Simple Instrument With A Trove Of Hidden Talents

The late Naná Vasconcelos helped put the berimbau on the world's musical map. Gregory Beyer of the group Arcomusical says Vasconcelos didn't just master the instrument, he reinvented it.

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Gregory Beyer is the artistic director of the musical ensemble Arcomusical, whose new album, MeiaMeia, is dedicated to berimbau master Naná Vasconcelos. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Unraveling The Berimbau, A Simple Instrument With A Trove Of Hidden Talents

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