Clinics and Master Classes

Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez and Pedro Martinez: Clinic

Wednesday / June 22, 2011 / 3:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A Berklee Percussion Festival clinic.

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Rumba Clinic

Wednesday / June 22, 2011 / 2:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A Berklee Percussion Festival clinic.

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African Bell Ritual Workshop with Jerry Leake

Thursday / June 23, 2011 / 2:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A Berklee Percussion Festival clinic.

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Rock Drum Set Clinic with Brent Beissel

Monday / June 20, 2011 / 3:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A Berklee Percussion Festival clinic.

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Rhythm Workshop 1 with Peter Lockett

Thursday / June 23, 2011 / 3:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Visiting artist Peter Lockett presents a clinic as part of the Berklee Percussion Festival summer program.

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Sixto "Paito" Silgado

Tuesday / July 19, 2011 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Sixto Silgado was born on April 5, 1939 in the very small town of Flamenco, in the northern part of Colombia in the Department of Bolívar. When he was a young kid people always called him Paíto, and it is with this nickname how everybody knows him today, even more than his actual name.

He learned to play gaita macho (male gaita) watching and imitating his father who was also a gaita player, and when he had the age and the size necessary, he dared to play the gaita hembra (female gaita). This way he was able to learn the repertoire of the black tradition or “tradición negra” of the Gaita: songs interpreted by musicians who belong to the black or Afro-descendant marginal communities of the Atlantic Coast of Colombia. (San Onofre, María la Baja, Cartagena, and its vicinities).

Today Silgado lives on La Isla Grande, situated some kilometers off the coast of Cartagena in the Caribbean Sea. He settled in the island in 1962 when he met and fell in love with his wife, Danilsa, a native of a nearby island. 

Paíto has visited the Colombian capital various times, as well as other cities such as Medellín or Barranquilla, thanks to his reputation as a gaita player participating in different festivals. He also did some concerts with the collaboration of Ethnomusika at La Maison de la musique de Nanterre in Paris, France, where he was introduced to the European audience in May 2009. Later that year he conquered the hearts of the Brazilian audience playing in the cities of Brasilia, São Paulo, and Belem.

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Music Business/Management Orientation and MEISA Autumn Affair

Tuesday / November 15, 2011 / 5:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

An annual networking event led by Don Gorder for new and prospective MB/M majors, featuring a keynote speaker from the music industry.

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Evening with Entrepreneurs

Wednesday / October 26, 2011 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Session with successful music industry entrepreneurs led by Don Gorder.

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Sugarland's Annie Clements on Getting Gigs and Creating Value in Today's Musical Economy

Wednesday / July 20, 2011 / 1:30 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Berklee alum Annie Clements '03 shares her journey from graduation to landing the gig as bassist and backing vocalist for six years running with pop/country juggernaut Sugarland. She sounds off on how to maximize the Berklee experience, how to survive (and thrive) on the road, and what today's up-and-coming musicians can do to make themselves valuable in this changing musical economy.

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Woody Mann Clinic

Monday / April 25, 2011 / 1:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Among guitarists and critics, Woody Mann is considered a modern master. While the blues are his touchstone, he seems to draw inspiration from every direction, blending a myriad of influences with ease and grace. Pioneering guitar legend John Fahey said it well: "You can hear classical, jazz, and blues approaches somehow converging into a single sparkling sound—a sound completely his own. Woody takes a fresh approach to his blues recreations and his own compositions defy category. If there was a category simply called 'great music' Woody's music would belong there."

Man received his first musical schooling in the living room of Reverend Gary Davis, the legendary blues, gospel, and ragtime guitarist. He soon went on to perform with blues legends Son House and Bukka White, British great Jo Anne Kelly, and fingerstyle wizard John Fahey. During this time he studied at the Juilliard School and took private lessons with jazz great Lennie Tristano. 

Since then, Mann has pursued a rich and diverse career that has included playing with jazz guitarist Attila Zoller, accompanying songwriter Dory Previn, giving guitar lessons to recording artist Paul Simon, performing in over fifteen countries, recording 1 albums ranging from 1994's Stories to 2008's Road Trip, as well as many collaborations including blues legends Son House, Bukka White, and John Cephas. Acknowledging his artistry, the C. F. Martin Guitar company has recently released the Woody Mann signature model guitar.

His reach as a teacher, producer, and writer has been just as sweeping. He has been a faculty member at the New School in New York; conducted workshops and master classes throughout the world; founded International Guitar Seminars and Acoustic Sessions; and schooled countless guitarists through his many instructional books and DVDs, including The Art of Acoustic Blues Guitar DVD series, The Complete Robert Johnson, The Anthology of the Blues, The Blues Fakebook, and Lisboa: The Guitar of Woody Mann, a collection of his original compositions.

Mann has not forgotten those early lessons in the Rev. Davis's living room, or the jazz traditions that were his wellspring. He has since become one of the world's most renowned guitar masters, updating the past with his own contemporary improvisational style.

Acoustic Guitar wrote, "Mann has absorbed so many guitar styles that he can change moods on a dime, weaving lyrical single string lines and chord harmonies that can take his tunes across the musical divides between genres." And, from a critic in the Times (UK), "Don't miss a chance to see him; you are unlikely to hear anything—or anyone—better in the fields that Mann has chosen to master."

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