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Since 2014, SDI handcrafts Capoeira instruments in Asia. Our focus is the quality of sound and material but also beauty and design.Discover us!

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When love for Brazilian music meets with passion for craft and search for perfect sound, it creates a need to re-imagine traditional musical instruments to meet the eye’s & ear’s satisfaction of contemporary musicians.

Atabaque, Pandeiro, Berimbau,… the crafting of each instrument focuses on quality of sound and material but also beauty and design. It aims to provide handmade musical tools to musician passionate by Brazilian instruments all over the world.

From the body to the skin, each and every instrument’s element is locally sourced or made to give the best tone and resonance.

 

Instruments

Berimbau

Cabaça

Pandeiro

Atabaque

Agogô & Reco-reco

About Us

Samuka da India

Prof. Samuka da Índia (SDI) is an international capoeira teacher crafting musical instruments since 2009. He is collaborating with Svaram since 2014 and aims to provide Brazilian instruments of the highest quality with respect to sound, character, beauty and material.

SDI’s instruments are entirely handmade with materials which are locally sourced or handcrafted.

SDI is helped in his work by Prakash (Svaram – technical advisor), Selvam (Svaram – varnish expert) and Bhavyo (Ginga Saroba – trainee).
The team is also collaborating with artists for the design of the instruments.

Svaram & SDI are both based in Auroville (India), a universal city in the making, aiming to realize human unity in diversity.

Svaram

Svaram’s adventure started in 2003 in Auroville (an universal township in South India), when it began as a vocational training opportunity for unemployed village youth. Initially focusing on communication-social-and craft-skill training with the practical core of hands on work with different materials like wood, metals, clay, bamboo and seeds/shells for instrument building, extensive explorations and a communal discovery process on the ‘magic of sound’ stimulated the growth of the team in ever unfolding and often surprising directions, creating a natural enthusiasm in everyone involved for the chosen work with the magic sound!

Years of studies and research in the fields of ethno-musicology and the origin of human music making, exposure to the ancient Indian musical and yogic traditions, on the background of the richness of contemporary world music culture, could flow into the evolving process and the aspect of discovery/research was – and still is fundamental to Svaram’s activities.

 

 

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