Alexis Lamb receives Morton Gould Young Composer Award and performs at the 2018 ASCAP Foundation Honors ceremony

Arcomusical is pleased to share that Alexis Lamb is a winner of the 2018 Morton Gould Young Composer Awards for her berimbau composition cycle Meia. The six compositions that make up Meia are half of the twelve tracks on the album MeiaMeia (the term “meia” being Portuguese for “half-dozen”). Alexis was also selected to perform at the ASCAP Foundation Honors […]

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An interview with newest Arcomusical composer, Charlie Cooper

AN INTERVIEW WITH “HARVESTING RAIN” (2018) COMPOSER CHARLIE COOPER One of the most exciting pillars of Arcomusical’s mission is the cultivation of new music for the berimbau musical bow, and in our travels when we meet and connect with talented composers who take an interest in our work, we want to celebrate that with the […]

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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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