The ASSOCIAÇÃO CULTURAL MUSEU
CAVAQUINHO was created on the 26th
July 2013 with the aim of documenting,
preserving and promoting the history of the
Cavaquinho via the following actions:
all type of document, publication, musical
score, iconography and audiovisual material.
Cataloguing Cavaquinho-makers and Braguinha-makers in
Portugal (continental and Madeira).
Cataloguing the musicians, groups, orchestras and
associations connected to this instrument.
Constructing a documentary archive for study, with a
view to the Cavaquinho being taught in schools.
these objectives with Associations and schools across
the country in the aim of improving or re-
modelling the current teaching of the Cavaquinho.
Promoting instrument-makers and their Instruments.
Promoting musicians and their work.
Promoting all study, essays and theses relating to the
videos about the practice of this instrument.
Editing didactic books on the instrument.
protocols with the scientific community (in the areas of
Ethnomusicology, Anthropology, Sociology and Psychology)
in terms of their own contribution to the aforementioned
a website and social network extending around the world,
linking all the communities and Associations involved
with the Portuguese Cavaquinho and Braguinha, the
Cape-Verdian Cavaquinho, the Brazilian Cavaquinho, the
Hawaian and Continental North American Ukulele, and the
Indonesian Keroncong, with the aim of showing the world
the Cavaquinho from which they descend.
Promoting the subscription of the knowledge and
techniques related to the manufacture of the cavaquinho
in the National Cultural Heritage Inventory as a
fundamental measure for its safeguarding and valuation
at a national level.
Promoting all necessary steps to be taken for UNESCO
recognition of the Cavaquinho Practice as "Intangible Cultural
Thanks to all those who wish to become