Gateways to World Music presents Projeto Arcomusical

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Event Date: 
October 5, 2016 - 8:00pm
Music Building Auditorium
1114 West Nevada Street, Urbana

Featuring Gregory Beyer, Daniel Eastwood, Kyle Flens, Alexis C. Lamb, Ethan Martin, and Raychel Taylor, Projeto Arcomusical is a world music sextet reimagining the Afro-Brazilian berimbau through a repertoire of unique, powerful, original concert chamber music.

Projeto Arcomusical formed in 2013 specifically to interpret MeiaMeia, the collaborative composition cycle co-composed by ensemble members Gregory Beyer and Alexis C. Lamb. MeiaMeia will be released on Innova Recordings in October 2016. The ensemble performs in communities, cafés, schools, and professional venues and has a myriad performances to its credit. Highlights include international conferences in South Africa and the United States and a three-week Brazilian tour in July 2015 that took the ensemble to six locations in the states of Minas Gerais and Bahia

*** Please join us at 7:30pm in the Music Building Auditorium for a pre-performance talk 7:30pm by Gregory Beyer (Associate Professor and Head of Percussion Studies at Northern Illinois University) who will present "Advancing the Art of the Berimbau: Nana Vasconcelos to Arcomusical."

This pre-performance talk will recount Professor Beyer's introduction to the berimbau, an Afro-Brazilian musical bow, and the creation of new repertoire for the chamber berimbau ensemble Projeto Arcomusical.

Lectureship supported by the Lorado Taft on Art Fund/College of Fine and Applied Arts.

These programs are part of the Gateways to World Music concert series.

Admission Free
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