Past Events

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

Flamenco Orígenes Concert

Saturday / February 11, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY 10023

Javier Limón, Mediterranean Music Institute artistic director, producer, composer, and guitarist presents Flamenco Orígenes, a journey back in time, exploring the sounds that created the musical universe of flamenco. He will be joined by students, faculty, and alumni. 

Odd Meter Clinic and the East Mediterranean Approach

Friday / November 4, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Room 411, 921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115

Turkish vocalist, bağlama player, and composer Mahir Can Küçük presents a clinic about odd meter grooves. 

Admission: Free

Refugio del Sonido Concert at the National Auditorium in Madrid

Saturday / October 8, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.
Auditorio Nacional, Calle Principe de Vergara, 146, Madrid, 28002, Spain

As a continuation of the Refugio del Sonido project, created to raise awareness about the Mediterranean refugee crisis, the Mediterranean Music Institute will offer a concert at the National Auditorium in Madrid, Spain.

Admission: 10 €, 15 €, 20 €

Brazilian Clinic with Zé Paulo Becker and Semente

Friday / October 7, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

A clinic/performance of traditional Brazilian samba, choro, and baião by noted guitarist and educator Zé Paulo Becker with the renowned quintet Semente.

Admission: Free

Layth Sidiq Performs with Syrian Band Al Turaz Al Andalusí

Thursday / October 6, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
Casa Arabe
calle Alcala 62, Madrid, 28009, Spain

The Mediterranean Music Institute joins Casa Arabe in a tribute to the thousands of victims and refugees that have left Syria and Iraq, bringing the extraordinary violin of Iraqi/Jordanian Layth Sidiq ( Al-Rubaye) who will perform as a guest artist with the Syrian band Al Turaz Al Andalusí. 

Admission: 5 euros