What do you think of when you hear the word "Bollywood"?
High energy choreography and eye catching sets and costumes? Hindi love songs and epically long films? Or maybe the only Indian film you can think of is Slumdog Millionaire?
The Indian film industry produces more movies and sells more tickets than any other movie industry, with revenues second only to those of the U.S. film industry—and its distinctive musical sounds have been popping up in American popular music and around the globe.
Join us for a discussion and analysis of classic and modern Indian films, led by faculty members Rekha Menon and Kai Turnbull, continued from this summer. Indian food will be served.
<em>Listen to This</em>, written and directed by Juan Baquero
Join Berklee student Thompson Egbo-Egbo and Tufts researcher Kathleen Camara in a discussion about modern urban music education.
Shootings. Rape. Mysterious blood splatters. Is the tooth fairy real? These are some of the conversation topics for eight- and nine-year-olds in the Jane-Finch area of Toronto. While their single mothers struggle to make rent, the kids often fend for themselves.
Pianist Thompson Egbo-Egbo, once such a kid himself, starts a music program at a school in the inner-city neighborhood. He and three other musicians work with the students one-on-one to help them find their voice. For some, it’s the first time anyone has had the time to really listen to them. But as the kids open up, the mentors realize that connecting to their students is more complicated than they thought.
Join us for the screening of Listen to This, which documents Egbo-Egbo's educational outreach. After the screening Camara, director of YouthBEAT Research on Music and Youth Development, will briefly present her research on the impact of music on urban youth in Boston. Both Camara and Egbo-Egbo will answer questions and share their experiences. See the library website or the library Facebook page for more details.
Grammy winner Henry Jimenez was born in Puerto Rico to Dominican parents and was introduced to music at an early age. After growing up with music, he had the motivation and opportunity to attend Berklee College of Music. After graduating, he became a member of the Grammy Awards New York Chapter Latin Advisory Committee and has produced many chart-topping merengue hits and jingles. Some of the hit records he has produced have been for Milly Quezada, Olga Tañon, Toño R., Hector Acosta, Elvis Crespo, and Johnny Ventura.
Some awards he has won with his talent are:
1998, Arranger of the Year, Premios Estrella
2000, Grammy for Olga Tañon's Olga Viva, Viva Olga
2006, two Latin Grammys for Milly Quezada's MQ
The Henry Jimenez y Los Homeboys concert is hosted by Sociedad Latina and Boston Centers for Youth and Families.
While studying classical music, guitarist Noe Socha began to privately study jazz and blues guitar with Enrico Zanella. Between 2004 and 2006 he participated in various acoustic guitar workshops and deepened his finger-picking method with Franco Morone and Walter Lupi. In 2008 he participated in a Berklee seminar at Umbria Jazz and was selected as part of an ensemble to open Umbria Jazz Winter in Orvieto.
Noe then won a scholarship to attend Berklee's Five-Week Summer Performance Program. During the five weeks of study he won Guitar Showcase, was selected out of 200 guitarists to open the final concert at the Berklee Performance Center, and won a full-tuition scholarship to continue his studies at Berklee.