STEM Café: Musical Bow Research and Creative Artistry in Africa and Brazil

At this festive STEM Café, we’ll hear and learn about the berimbau, a musical bow or single-stringed percussion instrument, from Brazil. Percussionist, composer, teacher and researcher Gregory Beyer will share his knowledge of musical bows from Africa and Brazil, the mathematics behind tuning and the incredible possibilities for creative composition. We’ll also have a chance to play the instruments and experience the joy of learning something new.

Speaker: Gregory Beyer, Professor and Head of Percussion Studies, NIU School of Music

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Fatty's Pub & Grill 312 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115

Event Type

Community Events


Music and Concerts

Target Audience

Students, Faculty and Staff, Alumni, General Public



This event is free and open to the public. Food and drink available for purchase.

Center for P-20 Engagement, Outreach, Engagement and Regional Development
Contact Name

Judith Dymond

Contact Email or Phone

email or call 815-753-4751

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