5th Annual Berklee Middle Eastern Festival

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Monday / March 4, 2013 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue

The Middle Eastern Festival is a celebrated annual event that brings together artists from the Middle East, the Balkans, and the Mediterranean with students from all over the world to learn and experience the musical traditions of those regions. This year's edition, The Soaring Voices of the Balkans, will bring into focus the vocal traditions of the Balkans and the Caucasus, featuring world-renowned names from the folk and folk a cappella traditions as well as acclaimed instrumentalists. The featured artists include Juliana Svetlitchnaia from Juliana and Pava, the Zulal Armenian Folk A Cappella Trio from New York City, Gaida and Accordeon virtuoso Aleksandar Raichev from Bulgaria, as well as internationally acclaimed Mystère des Voix Bulgares sensation Binka Dobreva, hailing from Bulgaria as well. Berklee's own Balkan Choir and Festival Band will also be featured and will perform with the artists, as well as many special guests. In addition, the dance group Ludo Mlado will thread folk dances from Bulgaria throughout the concert.

Directed by Christiane Karam.

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$8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission