Berklee India Exchange

Music is an integral part of life in India, and the global power of the Indian music industry is astounding. The Berklee India Exchange draws on, celebrates, and shares the rich and multidimensional heritage of Indian music as well as its modern incarnations.

The Berklee India Exchange aims to:

  • foster collaborative energy and cultural exchange between India and Berklee;
  • provide opportunities for Berklee musicians to create and perform original Indian music;
  • create mentorship and performance opportunities with renowned Indian musicians; and
  • support music education in India through access to Berklee resources, scholarships, and workshops.

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Watch Highlights from the A. R. Rahman Meets Berklee Concert


A. R. Rahman and the Berklee Indian Ensemble performed a stunning, sold-out show at Boston's Symphony Hall in October 2014. Preview the show.

Sights and Sounds


A. R. Rahman visited Berklee in fall 2014 to work with students, receive an honorary Doctor of Music degree, and be part of a concertat Boston's Symphony Hall thatcelebrated his music and life.

 


Clinton Cerejo performs 'Chaddh De' with the Berklee Indian Ensemble at the Berklee Performance Center.

The first in a series of original compositions from the Berklee Indian Ensemble, 'Jaago Piya' was written by Armeen Musa, the first Bangladeshi student to join the ensemble.

 

News

Slideshow: Shankar Mahadevan and Berklee Indian Ensemble Deliver High-Octane Show

December 20, 2016

Shankar Mahadevan took the stage at the Berklee Performance Center on December 13, surrounded by the Berklee Indian Ensemble, performing to a sold-out and enthusiastic house that cheered on the star who’s known for his work on many Bollywood soundtracks and for his best-selling album Breathless.

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From Pop Star to Berklee, Vasuda Sharma Makes Music Her Way

November 28, 2016

After success in India and hits with the band Aasma, Vasuda Sharma '12 wanted something more: she wanted to be better, not just bigger, so she came to Berklee to learn and grow as a musician.

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Berklee Indian Ensemble Welcomes Shankar Mahadevan as Artist in Residence in December

November 22, 2016

The Berklee Indian Ensemble, a dynamic group of students representing more than 40 countries, will perform a sold-out concert with Indian master vocalist and composer Shankar Mahadevan on Tuesday, December 13, 2016.

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