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Life After Berklee Luncheon with Taku Hirano '95

Thursday / March 24, 2016 / 12:30 p.m.
The Hamlen Room at 939 Boylston St. 3rd floor (Tennis & Racquet Club)
Boston
MA
02215

Taku Hirano has been referred to by rock legend Mick Fleetwood as “The Secret Weapon" for good reason, with training in concert percussion, drumset, and traditional Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, West African, Indian and Japanese styles and instruments.

His clients span practically every genre, with world tours for Fleetwood Mac, Whitney Houston, John Mayer, Bette Midler, Stevie Nicks, Lionel Richie, Isaac Hayes, Oscar-winning Bollywood composer A.R. Rahman and Cirque du Soleil. Live credits also include Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Steven Tyler, Willie Nelson, Annie Lennox, Usher, Pharrell, Shakira, Ed Sheeran, Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande, John Legend, Sheryl Crow, Chaka Khan, Andrea Bocelli, and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

Recording credits include Dr. Dre, Fleetwood Mac, Whitney Houston, Jay-Z, The Temptations, Ziggy Marley, Josh Groban, Lionel Richie, and on major motion picture scores and soundtracks. He also acted as a consultant to Trent Reznor for Nine Inch Nails’ “Lights In The Sky” world tour.

Taku regularly contributes to Modern Drummer and DRUM! Magazines, has been featured in national campaigns for Guitar Center, and was in Origin Magazine’s 2015 list of Top 100 Creatives. He recently toured on Bette Midler's “Divine Intervention” world tour, and performed on the 2016 GRAMMY Awards.

Taku Hirano (guest artist with Trevor Lawrence) Modern Drummer Festival 2011

Zildjian Cymbals - Behind the Scenes - Taku Hirano

Presented by the Asian Staff and Faculty Association (ASFA)

Open to all Berklee and Boston Conservatory students, staff, faculty, and alumni.

 

Taku Hirano '95
Taku Hirano '95

Admission: 
Free

Meet and Greet with Darcy James Argue

Tuesday / April 19, 2016 / 5:00 p.m.
Steve Heck Room
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Darcy James Argue

Come and meet Darcy James Argue, whose Secret Society is one of the hottest large ensembles around. Argue made his mark with his critically acclaimed 2009 debut, Infernal Machines (New Amsterdam Records). In 2013 Brooklyn Babylon (New Amsterdam Records) was released; like Infernal Machines before it, the album earned the group nominations for both Grammy and Juno awards. Argue and Secret Society have continued to net accolades, including topping the big band category in the 2015 DownBeat Critics Poll.

Admission: 
Free

Culture Shock: Student Potluck

Monday / March 21, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
The Loft
939 Boylston St.
Boston
MA
United States

Come try foods from all around the world, prepared by your peers!

If you want to prepare a dish that can be enjoyed by 10 or more people, send us your ingredients by Friday, March 11 by emailing sga@berklee.edu, and we will do our best to supply them.

This event is part of Culture Shock Week. View the full schedule here.

Interact with the event on Facebook.

Admission: 
Free

Culture Shock: International Insanity

Wednesday / March 23, 2016 / 5:00 p.m.
Berklee Dining Hall
160 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Come enjoy an international dinner at the Berklee Dining Hall, featuring foods from all over the world!

Don't have a meal plan?

We will be handing out 65 free meal passes during these times (while supplies last):

Friday, March 18

  • 160 Mass. Ave.: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Monday, March 21

  • 160 Mass. Ave.: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • 1140 Boylston: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 22

  • 1140 Boylston: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • 160 Mass. Ave.: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 23

  • 1140 Boylston: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • 7 Haviland: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

This event is part of Culture Shock Week. View the full schedule here.

Interact with the event on Facebook.

Admission: 
Meal Pass Required

Self Defense Class - Session 3 - Free!

Thursday / April 14, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Institute, 883 Boylston St, Fourth Floor
Self defense class photo
Free Self Defense Series at Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Institute sponsored by LiveWell.  
These classes will be taught by Joshua Grant, experienced martial arts instructor, and a team of Berklee  students, Kathlynn Sell and Joseph Marchuk with strong background in martial arts instruction. 
 
The classes will be held Thursdays 7:00PM - 8:00 PM, March 31, April 7, and April 14
 
All classes take place at the Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Institute located at 883 Boylston Street, Fourth Floor. 
 
The classes are free and you are expected to attend all three sessions 
 
 
To Reserve your spot, please send the following information to: livewell@berklee.edu
1. Name
2. Berklee ID#
3. Berklee email address
4. Phone number
 
We still have several spots open. Please share with Berklee friends. They will need to send livewell@berklee.edu a note to reserve a spot.
Self Defense photos
 

 

Free Self Defense Classes - Session 2

Thursday / April 7, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Institute, 883 Boylston St, Fourth Floor
Self defense pose
Free Self Defense Series at Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Institute sponsored by LiveWell.  
These classes will be taught by Joshua Grant, experienced martial arts instructor, and a team of Berklee  students, Kathlynn Sell and Joseph Marchuk with strong background in martial arts instruction. 
 
The classes will be held Thursdays 7:00PM - 8:00 PM, March 31, April 7, and April 14
 
All classes take place at the Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Institute located at 883 Boylston Street, Fourth Floor. 
 
The classes are free and you are expected to attend all three sessions 
 
 
To Reserve your spot, please send the following information to: livewell@berklee.edu
1. Name
2. Berklee ID#
3. Berklee email address
4. Phone number
 
We still have several spots open. Please share with Berklee friends. They will need to send livewell@berklee.edu a note to reserve a spot.
Self Defense photos
 

 

Admission: 
Free

Free Self Defense Classes - Session 1

Thursday / March 31, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Institute, 883 Boylston St, Fourth Floor
self defense 1
Free Self Defense Series at Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Institute sponsored by LiveWell.  
These classes will be taught by Joshua Grant, experienced martial arts instructor, and a team of Berklee  students, Kathlynn Sell and Joseph Marchuk with strong background in martial arts instruction. 
 
We have 10 open spots -- Sign Up NOW
 
The classes will be held Thursdays 7:00PM - 8:00 PM, March 31, April 7, and April 14
 
All classes take place at the Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Institute located at 883 Boylston Street, Fourth Floor. 
 
The classes are free and you are expected to attend all three sessions 
 
 
How to Sign Up ...  
To Reserve your spot, please send the following information to: livewell@berklee.edu
1. Name
2. Berklee ID#
3. Berklee email address
4. Phone number
 
We still have several spots open. Please share with Berklee friends. They will need to send livewell@berklee.edu a note to reserve a spot.
Self Defense photos
 
Admission: 
Free

Town Hall Meeting: Merger Update

Friday / March 25, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Merger Update: David Mash, senior vice president for innovation, strategy, and technology, will share the latest news on the merger with The Boston Conservatory. Bring your questions and concerns.

View the livestream here (available on Friday, March 25 at 1:00 p.m.).

Admission: 
Free

Yoga with Neil

Monday / March 7, 2016 / 8:30 p.m.
The Loft
939 Boylston St.
Boston
MA
United States
yoga taught by Neil

Yoga by Neil Patrick Sullivan.  Yoga classes are offered on Mondays at 8:30pm and Saturdays at 3pm

Future dates:

Saturday Yoga 3-4pm
Dates:  
Mar 5, 26
April 9, 16
 
And here is the Monday Schedule:
8:30pm-10pm
Mar 7

 

CBC Faculty/Staff Happy Hour

Thursday / March 24, 2016 / 5:00 p.m.
Summer Shack, 50 Dalton Street
Boston

Join the Community-Building Committee for its monthly happy hour. Come celebrate pay day with your colleagues and meet some new people. Cash bar. All faculty and staff from Berklee and The Boston Conservatory are welcome!

Questions? Email communitybuilding@berklee.edu.

Admission: 
Free

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