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João Gilberto: Remembering 'O Mito' (The Master) of Bossa Nova

Fernando Brandão pays tribute to Gilberto by showing how he expanded samba into what we know now as bossa nova.

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Staff Picks: Flow State

Plug in your big headphones and find your deep focus in everything from Beethoven to the Chemical Brothers.

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BAMS Fest 2019: Featured Artist Preview

Prepare for this year's free festival in Franklin Park by getting into the grooves that will be featured on stage.

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2019 Commencement Concert Setlist

Listen to songs featured at this year's concert celebrating the work of Missy Elliott, Justin Timberlake, and Alex Lacamoire.

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Miss E... So Productive

While best known for her innovative work as a rapper, Missy Elliott has also written, produced, and guest starred on some of the biggest albums of the last 30 years.

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Staff Picks: Power Songs for Marathons and Beyond

Inspired by the Boston Marathon, the External Affairs team shares the songs that help them dig deep, from Beyoncé to Bruce Springsteen.

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A 'Global Passport': 10 Years of the BGJI

Alumni of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) reflect on what the institute means to them.

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Long Live the King of Surf Rock: A Tribute to Dick Dale

With the recent passing of guitar icon Dick Dale at age 81, guitar faculty member Bobby Stanton traces Dale's unmistakable sound throughout rock history.

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Celebrating 10 Years of the American Roots Music Program

Listen to the artists performing at the program's commemorative concert, with genres ranging from folk to gospel to bluegrass.

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Artists Discovered by Hitmaker Sylvia Rhone

From Missy Elliott and Dream Theater to Camila Cabello and Jason Mraz, listen to some of the hits launched by the industry icon.

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Staff Picks: Unconventional Love Songs

From the agony of young love to an ode to a boombox, the External Affairs team shares some of their favorite unexpected love songs.

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Larry Klein Breaks Down His Career in 15 Tracks

The Grammy-winning producer and musician shares stories about working with Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock, Madeleine Peyroux, Peter Gabriel, and more.

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Anthems of the Civil Rights Movement

Listen to artists—from Nina Simone to Bob Dylan—who gave the movement its musical foundation.