Berklee celebrates International Music Day with a concert from renowned flamenco singer Diego el Cigala, who will be joined by several students from Berklee’s master’s degree program in contemporary performance. At the concert, ten scholarships will be awarded for music students to study at Berklee’s new campus in Valencia, Spain, a location chosen in part due to the city’s immense cultural wealth and rich musical tradition.
Watch Diego el Cigala perform “En Esta Tarde Gris” in the music video below:
Vocal Summit guest artist Paula Cole will perform for Vocal Summit participants. A Grammy winner and seven-time Grammy nominee, Cole has released six solo albums spanning an 18-year career. She has sold approximately three million albums and has performed with icons in many genres of music, from Peter Gabriel to Dolly Parton and many others. Cole’s emotionally deep and thrilling performances are a trademark. Poetic and fiercely touching, intelligent writing makes Cole stand apart.
Her compositions have been covered by Herbie Hancock, Annie Lennox, and Katherine McPhee, to name a few. From a small town in Massachusetts, Cole was raised in a musical family with whom she and her daughter remain close. She is a scholarship alumna from Berklee with a background in jazz, received her first record deal with a jazz label (which she declined), and has collaborated with many jazz artists. Cole teaches and gives clinics in a spirit of giving back to the circle of music and has broken boundaries with a searcher’s spirit. From her top ten hits of the 1990s to her more recent critically acclaimed albums, Paula Cole continues to write, produce, record, and perform heartfelt, meaningful, lasting music that defies categorization.
Vocal Summit guest artist Overboard performs for Vocal Summit program participants. Overboard is an a cappella group featuring original arrangements and an energetic live show that has caught the attention of everyone from American Idol to Glee.
Originally conceived as a street performance group, Overboard has transcended its humble beginnings with the release of six successful albums and its ambitious “Free Track Tuesday” single-of-the-week program. Renowned for creative and intricate arrangements, Overboard has garnered nominations for 11 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards, 18 A Cappella Community Awards, and an appearance at the national Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival. Overboard tours throughout the U.S. and Europe, visiting colleges, performing arts centers, and music festivals to share its tight harmonies, emotional performances, and engaging workshops with singers and enthusiasts of all ages.