Qantara Berklee

ENGB-P211
Credits: 
1
Course chair: 
Ron Savage
Semesters Offered: 
Fall, Spring
Required of: 
None
Electable by: 
All
Prerequisites: 
Written approval of course instructor
Department: 
ENS
Location: 
Boston Campus

Qantara Berklee is an ensemble that blends Arab, jazz, Western classical, and Latin American music to transcend the boundaries of genre and geography. Qantara means arch in Arabic, and this ensemble provides students an entryway to these musical cultures. Students in this ensemble will develop their instrumental, aural, and improvisational skills in this unique context at the same time as understanding how to fuse different modes, rhythms, and compositional concepts to create a cross-cultural ensemble.