Concert Featuring Ancient Berimbau Instrument at JJC Nov. 18

Audiences can enjoy a concert featuring the unique sounds of the berimbau, an ancient instrument originating from South America, on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m., in the Joliet Junior College Fine Arts Theatre, located on the Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet. The Northern Illinois University percussion ensemble will perform this free concert, open to the public, called, “Projecto Arcomusical: New Music for an Ancient Instrument.”

The performance will showcase seven original compositions for berimbau, including a duo, trio, quartet and quintet.

The berimbau is a member of the musical bow family, and consists of a long, wooden bow with a steel string tied from one end to the other. A dried, hollowed gourd is attached to the lower portion of the berimbau and acts as a resonator.

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