Berklee Summer in the Citya l e a
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a l e a is the stage name of Maria Alejandra Jimenez '16, a singer-songwriter from Barrancas, La Guajira, Colombia. She grew up surrounded by local indigenous communities and cultural events like the Barranquilla Carnival and other Colombian festivities that have certainly influenced her musical perspective and compositions. a l e a has represented Colombia at events such as the Berklee International Folk Festival 2013; the Rhythm of the Universe's highly anticipated show, Welcome to Earth, at the Boston Out of the Box Festival 2013; and the second Latin America Vive Music Festival. She has been highlighted on Berklee's YouTube channel with her composition, “Navegando Bocabajo.“
Today, a l e a presents her new project that debuted at the Brown Bag Music Series at Worcester Mechanics Hall in Worcester, Massachusetts. She is currently producing her new album, a l e a.