Berimbau takes its name from the instrument which is heard in its intro and throughout the song. Having its origins in Africa the instrument  is most widely known as the rhythm keeper in the Brazilian martial art of capoeira and is also the subject of the song. The song itself was originally by the guitarist Baden Powell with lyrics by the great Vinicius de Moraes.brazilian music bossa nova astrud gilberto

In this interpretation Astrud uses her signature voice with a wonderful instrumental arrangement to make the song her own. The added reverb to her voice adds to the smoothness of the track and helps make the song a joy to listen to time and time again.