Online archive of Brazilian rabeca launched

Rabeca de praíba (2010)

A project that aims to document information, recordings, images, and video of the Brazilian rabeca and Guarani rawé has launched at Rabeca.org. The project, by sound artist Ian Mott, plots content onto a map, and is available to view in Portuguese and English.

The rabeca and Guarani rawé are stringed instruments played by bow, which resemble a violin, although they can vary in size, shape, and number of strings. Mott is looking to expand the archive, and invites anyone with material they'd like including to contact him via the site here.

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