Awards Ceremony

Masters of Mediterranean Music Awards

Wednesday / June 18, 2014 / 11:30 a.m.
Fundación Casa Patas, Calle Cañizares 10,
madrid
Spain
Flamenco Guitarrist Pepe Habichuela.
Singer José Mercé.
Pepe Habichuela

This year's Mediterranean Music Institute award, which recognizes excellence in the great artists of Mediterranean music and its styles today, focuses on flamenco music and honors two of the greatest flamenco musicians, singer José Mercé and guitarist Pepe Habichuela. 

Pepe Habichuela, born in 1944 as Jose Antonio Carmona Carmona, is a gypsy flamenco guitarist. His family is one of the most famous flamenco dynasties, boasting more than five generations of flamenco musicians. Habichuela learned from the great guitar masters Sabicas and Mario Escudero as well as from his own family, and brings a unique, personal sound to his guitar playing. 

José Mercé is one of the major flamenco phenomenons of all time. With more than 600,000 albums sold in the last 15 years, the singer-songwriter from Jerez, Spain, is an artist who knows how to transmit, like few others, the message that flamenco is for everyone. His 1998 album, Del Amanecer, “converted José Mercé into an artist for the masses, placing him at the head of the flamenco movement,” according to flamenco scholar José Manuel Gamboa.

The award ceremony will feature a student band concert, Eleni Arapoglou Trio, which will perform a traditional Greek repertoire, representing the MMI spirit. The event will be open to the press.

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Urban Service Awards

Saturday / April 26, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Berklee Urban Service Awards celebrate those who perform public service through music. These awards were created to inspire people in the Berklee community and members of our partner-organizations to get engaged with the community through service programming.

Admission: 
Free

Students and Alejandro Sanz at the Latin Grammys

Thursday / November 21, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Mandalay Bay Events Center
3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas
Nevada
89119
Alejandro Sanz performs with Berklee students.
Photo by Kelly Davidson

Thirty Berklee students from 14 countries have been invited (by Javier Limón, artistic director of Berklee’s Mediterranean Music Institute) to perform alongside Alejandro Sanz during the 2013 Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas. Berklee students previously performed with Sanz on November 6, 2013, when he received an honorary doctor of music degree from Berklee. Sanz also presented a clinic for Berklee students.

The Latin Grammys will air on the Univision television network. Berklee alumni and faculty are nominated for 12 Latin Grammy Awards this year. The Berklee students who will perform at the Latin Grammys hail from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Greece, Israel, Jordan, Mexico, Palestine, Peru, Spain, United States, and Venezuela.

“A few weeks ago, I had the honor of introducing my dear friend Alejandro Sanz to the Berklee community in the best way he deserves, and now the magic continues with this special trip to the Latin Grammys with 30 exceptional students from Berklee," says Limón. "These are the kinds of initiatives led by the Mediterranean Music Institute.”

Watch the Latin Grammys live online here at 8 p.m. EST on Thursday, November 21.

Watch students perform with Alejandro Sanz at a recent Berklee concert here:

Admission: 
Ticketed

Student Employee Awards

Wednesday / April 17, 2013 / 12:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Students receive awards for outstanding work.

Admission: 
Free

Student Activities Center End of the Year Award Ceremony

Tuesday / May 7, 2013 / 12:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Award ceremony and light lunch for Student Activities students, clubs, organizations, and Peer Advising.

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Urban Service Awards 2012

Saturday / April 28, 2012 / 3:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The third annual Berklee Urban Service Awards celebrate the hard work of Berklee’s students, faculty, staff, alumni, and local partners. The BUSA’s are based on the principle that institutions of higher education realize their greatest potential when they serve as fully committed members of the local community. This year's ceremony will feature live performances, award presentations, and appearances by special guests. Presented by Berklee's Office of Community Affairs and Campus Engagement.

Free and open to the public; call 617 747-6057 for more information.

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