What would you think if you heard that Ricky Martin had been caught fooling around with a berimbao?
A berimbao is a Brasilian musical instrument, made from a berimbe, (a tree branch), and fitted with a stretched steel cord as well as a gourd for resonance. On his upcoming disc Life, set for release on October 11, Ricky indeed plays a berimbao. The instrument is known for being a versatile sound producer on a par with the skin flute.
Ricky told Hoy “God willing, next month everybody will be listening and partying to Life in the streets.” To gain inspirations for the album, Ricky traveled to Brazil, India and Egypt where he frequented discos to “exchange ideas with the DJs, who were putting out really aggressive sounds.”