Berklee students and faculty are invited to a special clinic featuring Israel Suárez, a.k.a. El Piraña, one of the most renowned cajón players in the world.
The Mediterranean Music Institute spring concert presents an evening of music that will take the audience from the poetry of Federico García Lorca to the rhythms of the cajón, featuring the acknowledged master of the instrument, Israel "El Piraña" Suárez.
For the first time, Berklee College of Music students will perform music they have set to the works of legendary Spanish poet Federico García Lorca, one of the most important Spanish poets of the 20th century.
As a continuation of the Refuge of Sound project, designed to raise awareness on the worldwide refugee crisis, Iraqi violinist Layth Sidiq will perform a selection of this work, as well as music from his new project Baghdadi Tales.
Produced by 10-time Latin Grammy-winner Javier Limón, the Paco de Lucía Project reassembles the original band that toured with the legendary flamenco guitarist for the last 10 years of his illustrious career, including Antonio Sánchez on guitar, David de Jacoba on vocals, Alain Pérez on bass, Piraña on percussion, Antonio Serrano on harmonica, and flamenco dancer Farru. Presented by World Music/CRASHarts.
Berklee students and faculty are invited to a special clinic featuring the rhythm section of Paco de Lucía's band.
With the collaboration of the Berklee Mediterranean Music Institute, student singer Tonina Saputo will perform with her band at the prestigious Ellas Crean Festival.
The Mediterranean Music Institute launches the Mediterranean Women in Action Initiative with a concert featuring one of the most well known musicians from Turkey, the Kurdish musical icon Aynur.
Two of the most fundamental figures in the Spanish music scene, flamenco guitarist Josemi Carmona and upright bass player Javier Colina, will present a clinic analyzing the process of recording their latest collaboration"De Cerca” (Up Close).
Singer Aynur has taken her music beyond Turkish audiences to wider international audiences who, through her voice, have discovered the wealth of the Kurdish oral traditions.
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Featuring celebrated Armenian pianist and composer Tigran Hamasyan, the Ninth Annual Berklee Middle Eastern Festival will showcase unique talent and take the audience on a musical journey.