Spinning in the Wheel

Spinning in the Wheel includes some of Projeto Arcomusical’s finest playing to date, on excellent compositions by Elliot Cole, Alexis C Lamb, Kyle Flens, and Gregory Beyer. These works not only display Arcomusical’s vision for where the tradition of the berimbau is going, they also pay respect to that tradition’s origins. Compositions such as Cole’s “Roda” and Beyer’s “Traíra” pay homage to the historical and current berimbau playing of capoeira Mestres Gato Preto, Traíra, Rogério, and Moraes, as well as to the pioneering musical voice of famous Brazilian percussionist, Naná Vasconcelos.