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April 2017 News: SAAVY Chamber Competition, Chicago Performance, and More!

Projeto Arcomusical named finalist in the 2017 SAVVY Chamber Competition Now in its fifth season, the SAVVY Chamber Competition is held annually each summer at the University of South Carolina. On June 3rd and June 5th, Projeto Arcomusical will treat audiences at Columbia’s newly renovated Richland Library to a perfectly prepared show of just under twenty […]

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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 […]

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Projeto Arcomusical is proud to be a Chamber Music America 2016 Classical Commissioning Award Recipient!

This year, Projeto Arcomusical joins the ranks of the many outstanding chamber music ensembles in the United States that have worked closely with Chamber Music America to develop excellent new works of music via CMA’s Classical Commissioning Program. At our 2014 performance at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, we were fortunate to befriend Elliot Cole, who […]

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“Chip”, a Film Soundtrack

During the 2014 spring semseter, thanks to the videos of the duos and trios we had made available to the public via our YouTube channel, we were approached by Nancy Kiang, a NYC-based film director, to compose original music as a soundtrack for a short film she shot in South Africa. As the berimbau’s ancestors […]

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“From the US to Brazil and Back Again: Taking the Berimbau Full Circle” Projeto Arcomusical performs and trains in Brazil

In July 2015, Projeto Arcomusical spent three weeks in Brazil, performing MeiaMeia and training capoeira Angola. Below is a series of photos from that trip, dated in chronological order. These photos accompany the following story…   From July 3 to December 3, 2015, I had the absolute pleasure of spending five months in Brazil, four of […]

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