#BerkleeTogether Continues with New Performances
The #BerkleeTogether virtual performance series continues in May, as Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee students collaborate from across the globe. During this period of socially distanced music, students, faculty, and alumni continue to create, bringing new live performances to a global audience via Berklee’s YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook pages every month at 8:00 p.m. ET.
Alex Maes and the Connection
On May 5, Alex Maes and the Connection performed the original song “No.” Maes, a Colorado-native, grew up with a love of songwriting and performing. She currently attends Berklee on a full scholarship, where she and her bandmates have created their own Boston-brand of nu-funk since 2019.
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“Collaborating with artists, musicians, videographers, photographers, and audio engineers to create this video reminded me of the power of teamwork and inclusivity when orchestrating an idea and vision,” said Maes. “As we begin to return to our normal lives and start to have less free time, don’t forget to take time out of your week to be creative and enjoy the hobbies you discovered during quarantine.”
Alex Maes and the Connection includes Maes (vocals, songwriting, arranging, engineering, and producing), Matt Ho (assistant engineering and editing), Warren Pettey (keys, piano and mixing), Kevin Barber (bass), Flynn Tanner (electric guitar), Francisco Morales (drums), and Evan Belliveau (cinematography and lighting).
On Wednesday, May 19, the Mestizas will perform “Habaneras de Cádiz” by Carlos Cano. The Mestizas includes Berklee students Patricia Ligia (Montevideo, Uruguay), Estefania Nuñez Villamandos (Havana, Cuba), Alejandra Gomez (Montevideo, Uruguay), and Esperanza Delgado (Cordoba, Spain), along with Paloma Gomez Angulo B.M. ’19 (Seville, Spain), and specializes in the fusion of Latin styles, flamenco, jazz, and other genres. The all-women quintet has an extensive repertoire of original songs, along with arrangements of traditional Spanish, Cuban, and Uruguayan songs, leading to being in-demand both on campus and in the Boston area.