Berklee Summer in the CityAmelia Ali

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Friday / July 27, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
South Shore Conservatory
1 Conservatory Drive
United States
Amelia Ali

Amelia Sophia Ali has a multicultural heritage with ancestry in Trinidad, Tobago, Syria, and India. A multi-lingual singer-songwriter, her voice and her songs translate the impassioned state of a true artist of the ages.

The early life of this young songstress has lead her around the world, touring in Hong Kong, Beijing, France, London, Brazil, and Ireland before the age of 21. In the summer of 2007, Amelia graduated from Pace University, and simultaneously landed the opening act for the hip hop mogul Ludacris' bicentennial performance in Pleasantville. For some, sharing the stage with Ludacris would represent their career height, for Ali, this was a mere stepping stone.

She moves quietly and confidently through her career at Berklee, now delving deeply into composition and arrangement, intending to graduate in 2013 with worldly and diverse plans as a musical artist, activist, community organizer, and entrepreneur. 

In January 2012, future congresswoman Karla Romero contracted Ali as the musical director for the Karla Romero for U.S Congress campaign. This excellent feat has allowed Amelia, a student activist and humanitarian in her own right, to truly flex her intellect and deep involvement in political and sociocultural climates of the world. Using her original compositions, she has captured the essence of this campaign and the spirit of unity.

Ali's original work and cover music is intended to send a message to the warring nations of the world, to the suffering civilians that hope is alive and peace is upon us for those who believe in it. This young freedom fighter writes and sings to inspire unity and action against common threat; whether it is disaster relief, warfare, poverty or violence. Amelia's Sophia Ali music as she describes is only the vessel for more to come.