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Reflections on Naná Vasconcelos’ Inspiration

“É ele, é ele. É um Brazil que Brazil não conhece.”   Naná Vasconcelos (1944-2016) brought spirit and soul into everything he touched. He was close to Nature, close with animals, close with the people around him, close to the gods. As a result, he was close to himself. He listened carefully to his inner voice and […]

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2018 Grammy Ballot – Arcomusical | MeiaMeia

Arcomusical is delighted to announce that our world music album, MeiaMeia, is up for consideration on the 2018 Grammy ballot in the category of: BEST WORLD MUSIC ALBUM MeiaMeia represents three years of the continuous development of our original composition cycle for our unique world music sextet of Afro-Brazilian berimbau musical bows. We have been thrilled to receive continuously positive critical and […]

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August 2017 News

MeiaMeia Receives Percussive Notes Review! “…I find it difficult to focus my thoughts amidst a flood of adjectives that spring to mind in response to the auditory joyful discovery this CD provides…Projeto Arcomusical takes the berimbau way beyond Brazil in its path toward new musical expression while assuring the musical bow’s connectivity to its roots […]

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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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