The Agogo is the smallest instrument used in the capoeira roda. Though it is the smallest, nevertheless it still plays an important role in the bateria. The agogo is the first instrument a beginner capoeira musician should try as it is the easiest to pick up and learn.
The Pandeiro and the Atabaque are two instruments that play an important role in the capoeira roda. They accompany the berimbau and provide the beat and rhythm.
DONG! DING! TCHK!
3 simple notes. So simple and raw in sound, yet they provide the very basis on which game and style of capoeira that should be played in the roda.
In many ways, as you get to know your Capoeira group the more they become another family. They will see you in all the seasons of the year, your ups and your downs. In this way, this song is reflective of that.
You’ve seen the instruments. You’ve heard their sound and may have been hypnotized by the rhythm during the roda. It’s challenging to play, but once understood, will help make your capoeira game richer.