International Folk Music Festival
Students and faculty from Mexico, Cuba, Bulgaria, Pakistan, Japan, Colombia, and the U.S. will perform, some wearing colorful clothing and playing rarely seen instruments that represent their home countries. They'll showcase a vast range of musical styles including salsa, klezmer, and bluegrass. Concert director and Berklee professor Ken Zambello is planning a stirring and emotional program, with songs of love, loss, tragedy, and triumph.
As part of the annual celebration of Berklee’s international culture and music, a community leader is honored for supporting international understanding, goodwill, and education, and for helping Berklee’s international students. The Berklee 2008 International Award recipient is world-renowned Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart.