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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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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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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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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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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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Berklee Latino Creates Connections for Latin American Musicians

February 17, 2016

For many musicians in Latin America, attending Berklee seems like an impossible dream due to barriers like distance and language. But for the past three years, Berklee has worked to change that through the innovative Berklee Latino program. Four students profiled here testify to the life-changing potential of Berklee Latino.

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Berklee Latino Sets Dates for 2016 in Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru

February 17, 2016

Now in its third year, Berklee Latino, Berklee College of Music’s Spanish-language program, is expanding to host programs in Ecuador and Peru. Berklee Latino also returns to Mexico and Colombia in 2016. 

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Berklee Latino concert

Berklee Latino, el Programa de Berklee College of Music en Español, Anuncia Nuevas Fechas para México, Colombia, Ecuador y Perú

February 17, 2016

Berklee Latino, el programa de Berklee College of Music impartido en español, se expande a Ecuador y Perú en su tercer año de vida. Berklee Latino también regresa a México con dos programas de 1 semana y a Colombia durante el 2016. El programa ofrece a músicos hispanohablantes la oportunidad de explorar la esencia de la música latinoamericana a través de clínicas, clases magistrales y ensambles con cursos impartidos totalmente en español.

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Miami Herald: Jazz festival Helps put Dominican Republic on World Music Map

January 5, 2016

The Miami Herald International Edition reviews the 19th annual Dominican Republic Jazz Festival, which featured the Berklee Global Jazz Institute.

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Flamenco Legend Pepe de Lucía Receives Mediterranean Music Award

November 17, 2015

Flamenco singer and composer Pepe de Lucía receives the Master of Mediterranean Music Award in the Mediterranean Roots Festival in Valencia.

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Mediterranean Music Institute Holds First Mediterranean Roots Festival

November 16, 2015

The Mediterranean Roots Festival (Festival Raíces del Mediterráneo), produced by the Mediterranean Music Institute and Berklee’s Valencia campus, held concerts on October 29 and 30 that celebrated the musical heritage of the Mediterranean area and its fusions.

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Kanika Patawari and Clinton Cerejo perform at the Berklee Performance Center in 2013 for a performance entitled Shuruaat, meaning beginning.

Indian Vocalist, Producer Vijay Prakash Joins Berklee Indian Ensemble, November 19

November 4, 2015

Award-winning Vijay Prakash joins the ensemble for a concert at the Berklee Performance Center on November 19, 2015.

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Berklee International Network Schools Prepare Students for Success

October 9, 2015

Berklee International Network (BIN) schools give students the musical education they need to succeed, both at Berkee and beyond, while helping them save money. On October 12 to 15, Berklee will host a summit with BIN partner institutions and others. 

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Plans Announced to Open a Pan-African Music School in 2017

October 7, 2015

A music school to be built in Gabon, Africa, will focus on contemporary and traditional music and bring more students to Berklee from the region.

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