Berklee and Consulate General of Mexico in Boston Host Reimagine Mexico, May 5
Berklee, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Mexico, presents the second edition of Reimagine Mexico: A Musical Celebration, on Thursday, May 5, at 8:00 p.m. at the Berklee Performance Center.
The 90-minute program will feature Berklee students performing original songs written or arranged by Mexican students and a special performance by Berklee alumnus Alexander Acha, winner of the Latin Grammy Award for Best New Artist. Acha's 2008 debut album Voy reached platinum and gold sales in Mexico and remained in the top five sales for 15 weeks. His latest album, Claroscuro, was released in 2014. In addition, he represented Mexico at the Viña del Mar International Song Festival in Chile 2016 in which he was a finalist, and was granted one of the top three places in both interpretation and composition.
The event celebrates music and young talent of Mexico and Berklee’s advancing global initiatives, which include opportunities for students to experience Latin American culture. At Berklee, students can minor in performance studies in Latin music and pursue focused studies in Latin music. Artists can also participate in Berklee Latino, the college’s Spanish-language program, in Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.
The Consulate General of Mexico’s Cultural Program promotes a wide range of activities including various manifestations of art. It projects Mexican traditions through the work of young and creative artists such as the innovative expressions of emerging talents that breaks the stereotypes of Mexico's image. In this context, the consulate aims to foster a deeper knowledge of cultural diversity in New England through literature, poetry, cinema, theater, music, visual arts, and gastronomy.