Vocalist Kel do Nascimento and featured friends present an afternoon of Brazilian music. “Cachaça” (pronounced [kaˈʃasɐ]) is a distilled alcoholic beverage made from fermented sugarcane juice. In Brazil, it's usually accompanied by good music. This sweet and strong combination of varied styles of Brazilian music will be Kel do Nascimento’s first recital at Berklee College of Music.
The Berklee Chinese Student Association is hosting a night of music to celebrate the 2013 Lunar New Year. The Lunar New Year, or "Spring Festival" as it is known in China, marks the end of the winter season and the beginning of a new year on the Chinese calendar. The concert will feature a variety of music ranging from traditional Chinese folk to contemporary pop and jazz. Students from Berklee and neighboring Boston schools will perform in several different ensembles. Due to weather conditions, this event has been rescheduled from Saturday, February 9. Tickets for both dates will be honored. For refunds, please contact the box office by calling 617 747-2261 during business hours.
$8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission
In this worshop, Juliana Svetlitchnaia will present different vocal styles from ancient Russian traditions and her field work in Russian villages, while also providing a cultural context for the music. She will also work with the Berklee Balkan Choir to teach and demonstrate concepts from these traditions.
Host: Christiane Karam, director, Berklee Middle Eastern Festival
The 27th annual Berklee International Folk Music Festival will feature the music, costumes, and dancing from the following styles, countries, and regions: Colombia, Nigeria, Ireland, Jewish folk music, flamenco, world strings (gypsy jazz, Arabic oud, Indian sarod), Mexico, Balkan brass band (Turkey, Serbia), and Korean Percussion Ensemble.
The Liberal Arts Department presents Indian classical music and the art of improvisation with renowned violinists Purnaprajna Bangere and Praveen Sheolikar.
Purnaprajna Bangere is a consummate virtuoso Carnatic (South Indian classical style) violinist known for his technical brilliance and mastery over the violin. Praveen Sheolikar is an exceptionally talented violinist of the Hindustani (North Indian classical style) from India. Steeped in gayki ang, in Sheolikar's hands the violin expresses itself in an utterly sensitive and emotive manner. Both artists are the envy of any classical violinist. They both convey an infectious joy in their playing of the violin that is truly inspiring and enriching. The violinists are accompanied by Supreet Deshpande on the tabla.
Sponsored by the Professional Education Division, the Office of Cultural Diversity, the Liberal Arts Department, and the LearnQuest Academy of Music.