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 audience response to our work.
Please give MeiaMeia a listen and spread the word to members of the Recording Academy. Remember, ballots are due October 29th at 6PM.
Reviews and Praise for MeiaMeia
“In a breathtakingly stunning effort, the Projeto Arcomusical ensemble has crafted a work of such unique beauty, 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 in both Brazil and Sub-Saharan Africa. I found myself without hesitation in offering Projeto Arcomusical the highest recommendation I could humbly fathom.”
– N. Scott Robinson, Percussive Notes, May 2017
– Raul da Gama, World Music Report, May 13, 2017
– Maggie Molloy, Second Inversion, December 5, 2016
– Augusta Read Thomas, University Professor of Composition in the Department of Music and the College, The University of Chicago
Alexis Lamb’s “Apenas seja,” filmed for the Brazilian Public Television program, “Concertos didáticos.”