Events

El Piraña: The World of Cajón

Monday / March 26, 2018 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

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.

Admission: Free

The Rhythm of Lorca with Guest Artist El Piraña

Monday / March 26, 2018 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

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. 

Admission: $8 in advance / $12 day of show

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Past Events

Berklee Meets Lorca Concert

Wednesday / October 18, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Instituto Cervantes New York, 211 East 49th Street, New York, NY, 10017

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.

Admission: $30

Refuge of Sound, Interpreted by Layth Sidiq

Tuesday / October 17, 2017 / 12:00 p.m.
Instituto Cervantes at Amster Yard, 211–215 East 49th Street, New York, NY, 10017, United States

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.

Admission: Free

The Paco de Lucía Project, Produced by Javier Limón

Friday / October 13, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

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. 

Admission: $30 / $37 / $48 / $58

The Flamenco Rhythm Section Featuring Bassist Alain Pérez and Cajón Player Israel “Piraña” Suárez

Friday / October 13, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Berklee students and faculty are invited to a special clinic featuring the rhythm section of Paco de Lucía's band.
 

Admission: Free

Tonina Saputo Performs at Madrid's Ellas Crean Festival

Thursday / March 30, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
Auditorio Conde Duque, , Calle Conde Duque 9 y 11, Madrid, 28015, Spain

With the collaboration of the Berklee Mediterranean Music Institute, student singer Tonina Saputo will perform with her band at the prestigious Ellas Crean Festival.

Admission: Free

Mediterranean Women in Action Featuring Aynur, Josemi Carmona, and Javier Colina

Thursday / March 16, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

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. 

Admission: $8 in advance / $12 day of show

Analyzing “De Cerca” (Up Close), a Flamenco-Jazz Conversation

Thursday / March 16, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

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). 

Admission: Free

Aynur and the Kurdish Music of Turkey

Tuesday / March 14, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

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. 

Admission: Free

SOLD OUT: Middle Eastern Festival: The Music of Tigran Hamasyan

Wednesday / March 8, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

SOLD OUT: There are no tickets remaining for this event.
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.

Admission: $8 in advance / $12 day of show