Concert

N&P Colombian Duo

Sunday / August 9, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
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Spectacle Island
296 State Street
Boston
MA
United States
02109

With the ensemble N&P Colombian Duo, Pilar Zorro and Nicolas Catañeda intend to translate Colombian traditional music through nontraditional instrumentation: violin and Colombian harp. With the use of contemporary instrumental techniques for these instruments, their goal is to expose Colombian music in a new and exciting way and share it worldwide.

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Free

The Nasty Candombe Project

Thursday / July 23, 2015 / 5:00 p.m.
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Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
02142
Nacho González
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Some of the finest Latin jazz musicians from Berklee College of Music will play the groovy compositions of Nacho González, a Uruguayan guitarist and composer. The Nasty Candombe Project features Nando Michelin (piano), Daniel Ian Smith (sax), Tomás Latorre (bass), Juan Chiavassa (drums), and González (guitar and compositions). 

Candombe is an Afro-Uruguayan groove that González mixes with the languages of jazz and funk. To him, candombe is one of the most fascinating grooves from Latin America, a hidden treasure from that more and more people are getting to know. For American jazz players, it is a new language with a lot of potential and new things to be developed.

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Free

The Nasty Candombe Project

Sunday / July 26, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
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Spectacle Island
296 State Street
Boston
MA
United States
02109
Nacho González
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Some of the finest Latin jazz musicians from Berklee College of Music will play the groovy compositions of Nacho González, a Uruguayan guitarist and composer. The Nasty Candombe Project features Nando Michelin (piano), Daniel Ian Smith (sax), Tomás Latorre (bass), Juan Chiavassa (drums), and González (guitar and compositions). 

Candombe is an Afro-Uruguayan groove that González mixes with the languages of jazz and funk. To him, candombe is one of the most fascinating grooves from Latin America, a hidden treasure from that more and more people are getting to know. For American jazz players, it is a new language with a lot of potential and new things to be developed.

Admission: 
Free

The Nasty Candombe Project

Thursday / July 16, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.
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Atlantic Wharf
280 Congress Street
Boston
MA
United States
02210
Nacho González
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Some of the finest Latin jazz musicians from Berklee College of Music will play the groovy compositions of Nacho González, a Uruguayan guitarist and composer. The Nasty Candombe Project features Nando Michelin (piano), Daniel Ian Smith (sax), Tomás Latorre (bass), Juan Chiavassa (drums), and González (guitar and compositions). 

Candombe is an Afro-Uruguayan groove that González mixes with the languages of jazz and funk. To him, candombe is one of the most fascinating grooves from Latin America, a hidden treasure from that more and more people are getting to know. For American jazz players, it is a new language with a lot of potential and new things to be developed.

Admission: 
Free

Juan Mejía's Conspiracy

Sunday / July 12, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
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Spectacle Island
296 State Street
Boston
MA
United States
02109
Juan Mejía
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Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Juan Mejía started playing snare drum in his middle school drum corp at age eight. He soon became the leader of the band and started to teach other students. A couple of years later, he became interested in playing Colombian folkloric percussion. He learned the basic rhythms and started playing concerts with instruments like tambora, tambora andina, cununos, güiro, and maracón. When Mejía finally got his hands on a drum set at age 13, he fell in love with it and spent every moment between classes playing.

After studying English and taking private drum lessons with Berklee alumni Pablo Eluchans in Boston, Mejía moved to New York City and received a diploma in drum set performance from the Collective School of Music. He subsequently decided to apply to Berklee, auditioned, and got a scholarship to attend. Mejía currently leads his own band featuring incredibly talented musicians from all over the world. The group plays his original compositions and arrangements and will soon record their debut album. He also plays with Danny Nagy's Big Stenk Band and with singer-songwriter Prong Guivolists.

Watch Mejía perform "Farmer Fusion" with Danny Nagy's Big Stenk Band:

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Free

Juan Mejía's Conspiracy

Thursday / July 30, 2015 / 5:00 p.m.
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Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
02142
Juan Mejía
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Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Juan Mejía started playing snare drum in his middle school drum corp at age eight. He soon became the leader of the band and started to teach other students. A couple of years later, he became interested in playing Colombian folkloric percussion. He learned the basic rhythms and started playing concerts with instruments like tambora, tambora andina, cununos, güiro, and maracón. When Mejía finally got his hands on a drum set at age 13, he fell in love with it and spent every moment between classes playing.

After studying English and taking private drum lessons with Berklee alumni Pablo Eluchans in Boston, Mejía moved to New York City and received a diploma in drum set performance from the Collective School of Music. He subsequently decided to apply to Berklee, auditioned, and got a scholarship to attend. Mejía currently leads his own band featuring incredibly talented musicians from all over the world. The group plays his original compositions and arrangements and will soon record their debut album. He also plays with Danny Nagy's Big Stenk Band and with singer-songwriter Prong Guivolists.

Watch Mejía perform "Farmer Fusion" with Danny Nagy's Big Stenk Band:

Admission: 
Free

V Blackburn

Friday / June 19, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.
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The Lawn on D
420 D Street
Boston
MA
United States
02210
V Blackburn
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V Blackburn is a singer-songwriter and current Berklee student from the old Southern city of Miami, Florida. Raised on Southern rock, jazz, and '90s pop, Blackburn has felt the influence of many genres in shaping her blues/pop sound. Her smoky voice and quirky, provocative lyrics easily find their way around catchy melodies that will entice you to sing along. She has shared a stage with artists such as Hozier and Ages and Ages as well as performed on the main stage of the Newport Folk Festival with the Berklee Gospel and Roots Choir. This year promises a lot of studio time in preparation for the release of her first EP, Fifty Shades of Crazy.

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Free

V Blackburn

Tuesday / June 23, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.
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Prudential Center
800 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
V Blackburn
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V Blackburn is a singer-songwriter and current Berklee student from the old Southern city of Miami, Florida. Raised on Southern rock, jazz, and '90s pop, Blackburn has felt the influence of many genres in shaping her blues/pop sound. Her smoky voice and quirky, provocative lyrics easily find their way around catchy melodies that will entice you to sing along. She has shared a stage with artists such as Hozier and Ages and Ages as well as performed on the main stage of the Newport Folk Festival with the Berklee Gospel and Roots Choir. This year promises a lot of studio time in preparation for the release of her first EP, Fifty Shades of Crazy.

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Free

V Blackburn

Sunday / July 26, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.
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The Street
55 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill
MA
02467
V Blackburn
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V Blackburn is a singer-songwriter and current Berklee student from the old Southern city of Miami, Florida. Raised on Southern rock, jazz, and '90s pop, Blackburn has felt the influence of many genres in shaping her blues/pop sound. Her smoky voice and quirky, provocative lyrics easily find their way around catchy melodies that will entice you to sing along. She has shared a stage with artists such as Hozier and Ages and Ages as well as performed on the main stage of the Newport Folk Festival with the Berklee Gospel and Roots Choir. This year promises a lot of studio time in preparation for the release of her first EP, Fifty Shades of Crazy.

Admission: 
Free

Andrea Charls / V Blackburn

Saturday / August 15, 2015 / 2:00 p.m.
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Georges Island
Boston Harbor Islands
Boston
MA
United States
02125
Andrea Charls
V Blackburn
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Andrea Charls was born in Limassol, Cyprus. In 2012 she was nominated by the Hollywood Music in Media Awards for her single “What Ya Wanna Do.” She graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2013. During her musical career, she has had the opportunity to work with the flamenco singer José Mercé and was featured on his album, which was nominated for two Latin Grammy awards. Charls is currently working on her debut album, which is due to be released in 2015.

V Blackburn is a singer-songwriter and current Berklee student from the old Southern city of Miami, Florida. Raised on Southern rock, jazz, and '90s pop, Blackburn has felt the influence of many genres in shaping her blues/pop sound. Her smoky voice and quirky, provocative lyrics easily find their way around catchy melodies that will entice you to sing along. She has shared a stage with artists such as Hozier and Ages and Ages as well as performed on the main stage of the Newport Folk Festival with the Berklee Gospel and Roots Choir. This year promises a lot of studio time in preparation for the release of her first EP, Fifty Shades of Crazy.

Admission: 
Free

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