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Carol of the (Berim) Baus with Arcomusical

December 4, 2021 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

They’re back! The library is delighted to host Projeto Arcomusical in an after-hours holiday concert open to the public.  The ensemble will play special arrangements of holiday music as well as original compositions for the audience in the library’s main lobby. Holiday snacks and refreshments will be provided while supplies last.

Playing exclusively on the Afro-Brazilian instrument called the berimbau, Projeto Arcomusical’s performances provide a unique and family-friendly experience. After the performance, children of all ages are invited to hold and perform on the group’s unique instruments. Projeto Arcomusical’s music is fresh, playful, rhythmic, colorful, and soulful. The ensemble’s level of concentration, communication, and joy of chamber music performance is palpable. Moreover, Arcomusical’s music making is grounded in and guided by the berimbau’s deep roots in Africa and Brazil.

In March 2019, Projeto Arcomusical released its second album, “Spinning in the Wheel.” Already the group is preparing for its third album project with “Emigre and Exile,” a wonderful 30-minute, six-movement work by Chicago-based jazz bassist and composer Matt Ulery. The creation of Emigre and Exile is supported in part by the generosity of the Rockford Area Arts Council.

Arcomusical will perform Emigre and Exile as well as a collection of creative holiday arrangements just in time for the season. Come to the library and celebrate the season with family and friends!

This concert is entirely free and open to all. No registration is required. It is funded by the Friends of the DeKalb Public Library.

For additional information, please contact Samantha at or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 1701.


December 4, 2021
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Main Lobby