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BERIMBAU
A one string Afro-Brazilian bow, originally from Angola. It is played with a thin stick, held in the right hand which at the same time holds a basket shaker known as caxixi. The other hand while holding and balancing the instrument, also holds a stone or coin, which when pressed against the string produces tone variations such as high tones or buzz tones.

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