Odua Afro beat is a musical style associated with the Yoruba kingdom. The Yoruba kingdom is known thoughout the globe for hearing the beauty, color, intense rhythmic manipulation, energetic dance patterns, and other choreography adopted in modern-day hip-hop, Brazilian, and Cuban music.
This concert will feature Dokun Oke with his Afro Beat Orchestra, performing original tunes as well as songs from the Yoruba kingdom. You may think you've seen it all, but this performance will sweep your mind away. This is art; this is music; this is a taste of African rhythm.
OMG Music Fest is a concert where many talented artists join together to perform and share their passion for music with young people around the country. At the concerts, fans are given the chance to meet their favorite artists in meet-and-greets.
OMG Music Fest is the brainchild of its host, Lisa McQueen, who is also the aunt of pop sensation Austin Mahone. Past OMG Music Fest artists include Jacob Whitesides, Daniel Skye, Alec Bailey, Kalin and Myles, and Lexi Saal, to name a few. Performers for this show include Nick Tangorra, Gavin Becker, Dylan Holland, Reed Deming, and Jonah Marais.
The Mixed World Ensemble—an eclectic student septet—will perform several compositions in an afternoon concert, including "Elm," by Richie Beirach; "Rest My Simple Mind," by Florian Ross; Mohammed-Ali Kammoun's "Blues Turan;" two works by the group's director, Alain Mallet, associate professor of ensemble—"Salif" and "Blessed is the Empty Soul;" and "Yoshi Cree Que El Jardin Es La Selva," which was written by one of the group's members, Benjamin Furman.
Each semester, between 120 and 180 voice students audition for the opportunity to be cast in Singers Night, one of the Voice Department's premiere shows. Join us for this high-energy concert featuring the students who were chosen during this process performing solo and in small groups.
The Guitar Night: Jazz/Blues Student Showcase is the annual student showcase concert featuring the best student jazz and blues guitarists and their bands. The performers are chosen from dozens of applicants who submit demos to participate. Students will show off their jazz and blues skills in a night filled with incredible tunes and rich sounds.
Bury Me Standing half-jokingly refers to its music as "gypsy dirge-core," a strange intertwining of Balkan folksong, progressive metal, and psychedelic rock. The band's core instrumentation is on the bizarre side, including marimba lumina, drums, tupan, electric and prepared upright bass, acoustic and electric violin, and (mostly female) vocals.
Bury Me Standing was cofounded by a Bulgarian marimbist who grew up behind the Iron Curtain listening to American metal (Vessela Stoyanova) and an American prog-rock drummer who became enamored of Balkan folk music (Nate Greenslit). The band has long included an American bassist influenced by free jazz (Tony Leva), and its newest member is experimental vocalist Rebecca Kopycinski (also called Nuda Veritas). This show will also feature a number of guest musicians, including Burcu Guleç, a Turkish vocalist who's developing her own microtonal system, and Parham Haghighi, an Iranian vocalist extraordinaire currently in his last semester at Berklee.
This concert by the Greek Music Ensemble will feature the music of the two most important Greek composers of the 20th century, Manos Hadjidakis and Mikis Theodorakis. The performance will include multimedia, interactive moments where live sound blends with recorded speech, movie clips, and other resources related to the life and work of these two composers.
Both Hadjidakis and Theodorakis are internationally known figures, Hadjidakis partly due to his Oscar for his music in the movie Never on Sunday. The type of music that they have composed belongs to the genre generally called Greek art music of the 20th century. Much of this music uses lyrics that come from the greatest Greek poets of the century, including two Nobel laureates: Odysseus Elytis and Giorgos Seferis.
The Rhythm of the Americas Project is the result of Grammy-winning drummer/composer Mark Walker's long-time stints with a wide range of artists in the jazz, Latin, and world music genres such as Oregon, Paquito D'Rivera, Michel Camilo, and the Caribbean Jazz Project. Here he presents his original music, written in various rhythmic styles of the Caribbean and South America, with a combination of drums, percussion, piano/keyboards, saxophone, and guitar.