Clinton Cerejo, a renowned musician from India, will be the guest artist for the Berklee Indian Ensemble’s fall semester concert. Clinton is 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 and Sonu, went viral on YouTube, scoring more than 1.5 million views.
In this clinic and master class, Cerejo will present his insights into the world of composers, singer-songwriters, and arrangers in the music industry. He will work one-on-one with young musicians who will present original material under his guidance. His time as a guest artist at Berklee will culminate in a collaboration with the Berklee Indian Ensemble on November 26, 2013 at the Berklee Performance Center. The performance, titled "Shuruaat," will be directed by Berklee voice instructor Annette Philip.