Shuruaat: Clinton Cerejo Meets Berklee
The Indian Ensemble at Berklee is one of the largest and most diverse ensembles at Berklee, with musicians currently representing 34 countries. Its fall concert will feature Clinton Cerejo, one of the most well-known names in Indian music today. A versatile multi-instrumentalist, a highly sought-after vocalist and vocal arranger in the booming Indian advertising and film industry, and a gifted and experienced composer, Cerejo has mastered the art of merging Western theoretical and harmonic concepts with Indian classical and folk music. He has worked extensively with acclaimed artists, including A. R. Rahman, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, and Kailash Kher. Cerejo’s signature sound is recognized and appreciated not only in India, but in international circles as well. His song “Madari,” featuring Vishal Dadlani and Sonu Kakkar, went viral on YouTube, scoring more than 1.5 million views.
Directed by Indian Berklee alumna and faculty member, Annette Philip, "Shuruaat" (meaning, "beginning") will celebrate Cerejo's signature sound, and will also premiere new student compositions, with repertoire encompassing Indian classical, Quwali, folk, Indian rock, and Indo-jazz music.