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NECN: Hip-Hop Diplomacy in Vietnam

May 31, 2016

Appearing on The Take with Sue O’Connell, Berklee professor Prince Charles Alexander weighs in on the significance of President Obama beatboxing for Vietnam's rap queen, and hip-hop’s growing influence around the world.

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Slideshow: Multicultural Welcome Concert Featuring [BABA]

May 31, 2016

Presented by the Office for Diversity and Inclusion, [BABA]'s May 20 collaborative performance between the recently merged Berklee and Boston Conservatory showed that music and dance are natural partners in artistic expression.

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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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Berklee Awards Three Full-Tuition Scholarships to Indian Musicians at Mumbai Ceremony and Concert

May 25, 2016

Berklee President Roger H. Brown and others from the college were in Mumbai in May 2016 to award the Berklee A. R. Rahman Scholarship, which covers tuition for four years at Berklee, to three talented musicians: guitarist Aman Sagar, pianist Ronojit Chaliha, and percussionist Sarthak Mudgal.  

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Fostering Creativity at Berklee's Summer String Program

May 25, 2016

The Global String Intensive promises a week of music immersion and collaboration, close-up mentorship, and multiple opportunities to perform.

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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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Betty Who '13

Five All-Stars from Berklee’s Five-Week Summer Program

May 19, 2016

Who first sought out the Berklee boost in their teenaged years at Berklee's Five-Week Summer Performance Program?

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Boston.com: Meet Eight Boston-Area Students with Super-Cool Plans After Graduation

May 19, 2016

Boston.com decided that two members of the class of 2016 from Berklee and one from the Boston Conservatory have some of the most awesome plans among this spring's Boston-area graduates.

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Béla Fleck and the Flecktones

PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Béla Fleck and Victor Wooten

May 17, 2016

Béla Fleck and Victor Wooten discuss reuniting the Flecktones and the booming acoustic music scene in Boston while offering Berklee students advice on supportive musical conversations.

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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 Boston Conservatory Vocalist Competing on Britain's Got Talent

May 17, 2016

Julius Williams III is using lessons learned at Berklee and the Boston Conservatory to advance in Britain's Got Talent with his vocal group Vox Fortura.

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Slideshow: 2016 Commencement Concert

May 13, 2016

The annual commencement concert, held on May 6 at the Agganis Arena, featured some of the college’s most accomplished students paying tribute to the honorary doctor of music degree recipients with performances of music associated with their careers.

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Career Advice from the Advisor to Lebron, Schwarzenegger, and Jimmy Iovine

May 12, 2016

Paul Wachter, financial management advisor to such major figures as LeBron James and Bono, dispenses career advice to Berklee's enterprising student entrepreneurs and managers.

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Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation Awards Juan Luis Guerra Scholarship to Colombian Pianist

May 11, 2016

Juan Luis Guerra chooses a student pianist from Colombia to receive a scholarship in his name with a maximum value of $200,000.

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The Boston Conservatory Appoints Duane Lee Holland Jr. as First Hip-Hop Dance Faculty

May 11, 2016

The Boston Conservatory has named its first-ever full time faculty position in hip-hop dance. 

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Huffington Post Latino Voices: Rita Moreno Raps Through Hamilton-Inspired Speech Like a Boss

May 10, 2016

An article on Huffington Post Latino Voices calls Rita Moreno's commencement address "one for the history books."

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Rita Moreno onstage during the 2016 Berklee commencement concert

PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Rita Moreno '16H

May 9, 2016

Rita Moreno, the Puerto Rican star best known for her role in the 1961 production of West Side Story and has been active in the entertainment industry for more than 70 years, talks with Inside Berklee about receiving an honorary doctorate from Berklee.

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Berklee, Boston Conservatory Alumni Nominated for Top Tony Awards in 2016

May 8, 2016

Alumni from Berklee and The Boston Conservatory have been nominated for 2016 Tony Awards in categories including Best Musical, Best Orchestrations, Best Revival of a Musical, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical.

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Rita Moreno, the Isley Brothers, Lucian Grainge, Milton Nascimento Honored at Commencement

May 7, 2016

Rita Moreno delivered the 2016 commencement speech to more than 900 graduates, and received an honorary doctorate alongside the Isley Brothers, Lucian Grainge, and Milton Nascimento.

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BPMI Artists to Perform at Electric Daisy Carnival, Lollapalooza, Osheaga, Made In America

May 6, 2016

Berklee students will gain invaluable experience out on the road this summer performing at Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) in New York, Lollapalooza in Chicago, Osheaga in Montreal, and Made In America in Philadelphia, through the Berklee Popular Music Institute (BPMI).

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