Arcomusical
Arcomusical

“It doesn’t take a lot to make beautiful music—in fact, sometimes all it takes is one single string.”

-Maggie Molloy, Second Inversion, December 5, 2016

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Arcomusical is an organization dedicated to the
advancement of the Afro-Brazilian berimbau
and related musical bows. Arcomusical’s
activities form five pillars:

About Arcomusical
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Arcomusical and MeiaMeia featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday

On January 22nd, Arcomusical was featured in a segment on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday. NPR deliberately aligned our story with the timing of a change of the guard of Morning Edition hosts. Well-known NPR foreign correspondent, Lulu Garcia-Navarro, began hosting Weekend Edition Sunday this year. Garcia-Navarro comes to the position from her most recent reporting in Brazil where she covered everything from the alarming deforestation rate of the Amazonian Rainforest, the Olympics in Rio, and coffee and climate change. Her brilliant journalism has received multiple prestigious accolades for its courageous, defiant, and breathtakingly beautiful approach to storytelling. It was an honor to speak with her, and even more so for the music of Arcomusical to be deliberately juxtaposed with the incredible berimbau music of Naná Vasconcelos (1944-2016).

In short, this was an incredibly moving opportunity for Arcomusical to shine a beautiful light on our beloved berimbau with the NPR community.

Listen to our Weekend Edition Sunday story
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"Hollow"
(2006) by Jeff Herriott

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"Berimbau Duo no. 1"
(2013) by Gregory Beyer

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"Berimbau Trio no. 1"
(2013) by Gregory Beyer

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"Caída de quatro"
(2014) by Alexis Lamb

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"Berimbau Quintet no. 1"
(2014) by Gregory Beyer

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"Repercussio"
(2006/2008) by Alexandre Lunsqui