Students from 14 Countries to Perform at Latin Grammy Awards Ceremony with Alejandro Sanz
Students have been invited to perform alongside Spanish superstar Alejandro Sanz during the 2013 Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas. The students were invited by Javier Limón, artistic director of the Mediterranean Music Institute at Berklee. The Latin Grammy Awards will air on the Univision Network, Thursday, November 21, at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT).
The opportunity for students to perform at the ceremony comes on the heels of an epic performance with Sanz the night he was awarded a Berklee honorary doctorate. “A few weeks ago, I had the honor to introduce my dear friend Alejandro Sanz to the Berklee community in the best way he deserves. Now the magic continues with this special trip to the Latin Grammys with 30 exceptional students from Berklee,” said Limón. “These are the kind of initiatives led by the Mediterranean Music Institute.”
The mission of the Mediterranean Music Institute (MMI) is to study Mediterranean musical traditions, to contribute to the cultural exchange of folk-based music from the various regions of the Mediterranean, to promote them internationally, and to support young and emerging talent from the area through scholarships and coursework. The MMI brings performers, artists, teachers, scholars, and students together to research, study, and perform various styles.
The students performing at the Latin Grammy award ceremony represent Berklee’s diversity with musicians hailing from Latin American countries like Venezuela, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, Cuba, and Colombia; as well as Greece, Spain, Jordan, Israel, Palestine, and the United States. With more than 30 percent of the student population representing more than 91 countries, Berklee students gain an appreciation of the rich variety and interdependence of cultural traditions around the world.
Berklee alumni and faculty are nominated for 12 Latin Grammy Awards this year.
Watch the show live on latingrammy.com/es/
Watch students perform with Alejandro Sanz at a recent Berklee concert here: