Visiting Artist News

A. R. Rahman Challenges Berklee Students to Innovate

October 27, 2014
A. R. Rahman, the Grammy- and Academy Award-winning composer for films such as Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours, encourages Berklee students to experiment with Indian music.
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Talib Kweli (left) with Brian "Raydar" Ellis (right)

Hip-Hop Hero Talib Kweli Drops Knowledge on Berklee

October 14, 2014
At the eighth annual Business of Hip-Hop/Urban Music Symposium, acclaimed rapper Talib Kweli offered advice to the upcoming generation of hip-hop hopefuls.
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Business of Hip-Hop/Urban Music Symposium: A Rap with Talib Kweli

September 8, 2014
Berklee’s annual Business of Hip-Hop/Urban Music Symposium: A Rap with Talib Kweli, features an interview with the iconic hip-hop artist.
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A. R. Rahman, Del McCoury, Aloe Blacc, Catherine Russell, and Susana Baca Headline Berklee Signature Music Series

August 18, 2014
This fall's Berklee Signature Series brings bluegrass, blues, Indian, R&B, and Afro-Peruvian music.  
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D.M.C. Discusses Future of Hip-Hop with Summer Students

August 13, 2014
Berklee summer program students recently heard from hip-hop pioneer Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels of RUN-D.M.C.
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Guitar Virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel Advises Berklee Summer Students

July 23, 2014
Tommy Emmanuel, often considered the best finger-style guitarist in the world and a visiting artist with Berklee’s Guitar Sessions summer program, recently shared his road-tested advice and jaw-...
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Academy Award-Winning Composer A.R. Rahman to Receive Honorary Doctorate from Berklee

July 16, 2014
World renowned film composer A. R. Rahman will perform with Berklee students at Boston's Symphony Hall and conduct on-campus workshops as part of the Berklee India Exchange.
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Jaleel Shaw Headlines Free Jazz at the Fort Concert

July 11, 2014
Saxophonist and bandleader Jaleel Shaw will headline the annual, free Jazz at the Fort concert in between performances at international jazz festivals. 
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Dawaun Parker ‘05: Find Your Voice and Move Forward

May 1, 2014
Alumnus Dawaun Parker, a dynamic rapper, and Grammy Award-winning producer, visited the campus in April to present a clinic.
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PODCAST: Geri Allen

April 11, 2014
Beautiful writing and playing marks "Your Pure Self . . . Mother to Son," a solo piano composition from Geri Allen.
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