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K-State Today

October 6, 2017



Arcomusical brings Brazilian music and culture to K-State

By Kurt Gartner

Arcomusical logo with berimbau

Greg Beyer and Arcomusical will be on the K-State Manhattan campus to present lectures, demonstrations, clinics and concerts on the topic of the bowed musical instrument known as berimbau and the associated music and culture of Brazil.

Highlights include three concerts, all of which are free and open to the public: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at the Purple Masque Theatre featuring a new work by Elliot Cole; 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the Beach Museum of Art, interactive; and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, at McCain Auditorium with the K-State Wind Ensemble and Women's Choir.

Arcomusical actively pursues the study of Capoeira Angola in all its facets: music, movement, history and philosophy. In their performances, Projeto Arcomusical incorporates Capoeira Angola in juxtaposition with concert works, offering audiences a multifaceted bow music experience. In addition to their scheduled concert performances, Arcomusical will present lectures and demonstrations to classes from disciplines from across campus, including world, ensemble and applied music, dance, anthropology and kinesiology.

This residency was made possible by a grant from the Diversity Programming Council of the K-State Student Governing Association.