International News

Berklee Students, Alumni Perform on Flamenco Album Nominated for a Latin Grammy

September 22, 2016

José Mercé's 2016 album, Doy La Cara, is nominated for a Latin Grammy for Best Flamenco Album. It was produced by Mediterranean Music Institute Artistic Director Javier Limón and features nine current or former Berklee students. 

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Slideshow: The Berklee Indian Ensemble Performs for Thousands in Bengaluru

September 19, 2016

For its first performance outside of the United States, the Berklee Indian Ensemble played to a crowd of more than 5,000 people at the 54th Bengaluru Ganesh Utsava megafestival in India.

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Sri Lankan Alumnus Opens Country's Only Musicians' Village and Relaunches Family Label

September 7, 2016

As part of an idea he cultivated while at Berklee, Sanchitha Wickremesooriya plans to open Sri Lanka’s only musicians' and artists' village and to relaunch the music label his grandfather started.

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Berklee Indian Ensemble to Perform at Deepak Chopra Symposium

August 30, 2016

Next week musicians from the Berklee Indian Ensemble head out to California to perform at a symposium led by Deepak Chopra, the famed doctor and wellness guru, as a result of a connection between Chopra and Berklee that started last year and has continued to grow.

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El Espectador: Berklee Students Perform a Collaboration with Colombian Artist Totó La Momposina

August 26, 2016

Twenty-two Berklee students, alumni, and professors have the opportunity to collaborate with Colombian artist Totó La Momposina for a new arrangement of her song "Oye Manita." 

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Tandon Global Clinics Give Indian Students Access to Berklee Teaching

August 9, 2016

Made possible by a gift from Chandrika Tandon, an entrepreneur and Grammy-nominated musician, the Berklee Tandon Global Clinics bring the Berklee experience to musicians in India. 

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The full band plays at the IASJ opening concert.

Berklee Hosts International Jazz Conference

July 28, 2016

Berklee hosted the 26th annual conference of the International Association of Schools of Jazz, June 25-July 1, 2016.

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Dave Liebman speaks at an IASJ event.

Jazz Master Dave Liebman Offers Advice for Young Musicians

July 28, 2016

Dave Liebman, founder and artistic director of the International Association of Schools of Jazz, talks about the IASJ and balancing performing and teaching.

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Berklee's Valencia campus class of 2016 master's degree graduates

Berklee’s Campus in Valencia, Spain Salutes Class of 2016 Graduates from 30 Countries

July 15, 2016

On July 11, 2016, 119 students received their master’s degrees from Berklee’s campus in Valencia, Spain at a commencement ceremony featuring guest speaker Emilio Aragón.

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A. R. Rahman Helped Launch Opportunities for Kevin Doucette '05 in India

July 8, 2016

Kevin Doucette '05 sat down with Berklee in Mumbai to talk about working with A. R. Rahman and how Berklee musicians are uniquely suited to collaborate with Indian musicians. 

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Olivia Mok Finds Her Passion—and Two Master's Degrees—at Berklee's Valencia Campus

July 8, 2016

Juilliard graduate Olivia Mok combines her violin training with the production skills she learned during two Berklee master's degree programs to create music all her own.  

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Berklee's MMI and Iberia Take Paco de Lucía's Guitar on Tour and Create Documentary, Scholarship

June 28, 2016

La Guitarra Vuela (The Guitar Flies) was produced by Javier Limón of Berklee’s Mediterranean Music Institute in cooperation with Iberia airlines, which sponsored not only a trip but also documentary and two full scholarships for guitarists from Spain or Latin America to attend Berklee’s Five-Week Summer Performance Program.

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Berklee Clinics in Mumbai Connect with Local Teachers and Musicians

June 17, 2016

Berklee held stage presentation clinics in Mumbai as part of a trip in which the college and its Berklee India Exchange (BIX) awarded more than $500,000 in scholarships to three Indian musicians.

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Alejandro Sanz H'13 and his band, featuring Freddy "Fuego" Gonzalez '09 M '15 and Victor Mirallas '15, take a bow on stage

Alumni Tour World with Alejandro Sanz

May 25, 2016

Grammy-winning Latin pop hitmaker Alejandro Sanz '13H has enlisted Berklee alumni Freddy “Fuego” Gonzalez ’09, ‘15G and Victor Mirallas ’15 in his touring band.

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El País: The Melody of Exile

May 20, 2016

A group of students who fled war-torn countries recorded four albums under the direction of Javier Limón as a tribute to the millions of refugees around the globe, and to benefit Doctors Without Borders.

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The Mediant Collective on Tour This Summer

May 17, 2016

With the support of the Berklee Mediterranean Music Institute, The Mediant Collective band will tour in June 2016, performing more than 10 concerts and offering three clinics in Spain, Greece, Israel, and Turkey. 

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Slideshow: Berklee Global Jazz Summit

May 1, 2016

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute presented its seventh annual Berklee Global Jazz Summit, March 29 through April 1.

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Berklee and Consulate General of Mexico in Boston Host Reimagine Mexico, May 5

April 27, 2016

Berklee, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Mexico, presents the second edition of Reimagine Mexico: A Musical Celebration featuring Alexander Acha, on May 5 at the Berklee Performance Center.

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Ray Santos to Receive Honorary Doctorate

March 16, 2016

Ray Santos, "El Maestro" of the mambo sound and educator, will receive an honorary doctorate of music at the Puertro Rico Heineken Jazz Festival. 

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