Rhythm of the Universe will perform as part of the 9-11 memorial event Massachusetts Remembers, on Boston's Esplanade. Commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9-11, Massachusetts Remembers will be a tribute to the United States and the heroes and the fallen of that tragic day. American servicemen and -women who have served or are serving in Afghanistan and Iraq will also be honored. The two-hour tribute will include readings, poems, prayers and a time for reflection and remembrance. There will be a special musical program by Rhythm of the Universe, the Boston Pops Brass Ensemble, and Boston Children's Chorus.
Rhythm of the Universe (ROTU) started as a music collaboration project at Berklee College of Music. Within weeks of its inception, it brought together musicians from more than 90 different countries. Driven by common goals—to promote the idea of unity and the universal value of music education—the members came together to write a song.
The song "Rhythm of the Universe," composed by ROTU founder/Turkish producer Emir Cerman and led by Italian conductor Simone Scazzocchio, takes the audience on a musical journey around the world—from the primal sounds of Africa to the electrifying rhythms of rock, reggae, and jazz; through the vibes of the Middle East and Asia to the familiar pulse of classical, pop, hip-hop, and reggaeton. The universal language of music orchestrates a creative dialogue between representatives of more than 90 countries while incorporating technology as a tool to further extend its purpose.
Now a Boston-based company, ROTU is a global collaboration platform that unites the artistic and entrepreneurial spirit of people around the world. Its crossroads of performing arts and technology aim to create new networks between nations, cultures, and generations. And it all begins with one question: "What if everyone became a musician?"
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