Eastern Vocal Styles Ensemble

ENVC-218
Credits: 
1
Prerequisites: 
Overall ensemble rating 3
Electable by: 
Voice principals
Required of: 
None
Semesters Offered: 
Fall, Spring, Summer
Location: 
Boston Campus
Courses may not be offered at the listed location(s) each semester. Consult my.berklee.edu for specific term availability.

A performance ensemble that explores various vocal traditions from the Middle East, Eastern Europe, the Balkans, North Africa, as well as Central and South Asia through listening, transcription, and performance. Artists covered include Umm Kulthum (Egypt), Fairuz (Lebanon), Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares (Bulgaria), Erkan Ogur (Turkey), Cheb Mami (Algeria), Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (Pakistan), and Taraf de Haïdouks (Romania), as well as popular crossover artists such as Ofra Haza, Sussan Deyhim, Zulal, Natacha Atlas, and Sheila Chandra. Students also experiment with hearing and executing microtones, in addition to learning rhythms, modes, forms, and improvisation concepts from the different regions.

Department: 
VOICE
Course chair: 
Anne Peckham