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Grammy-nominated Maimouna Youssef performs at the Gardner Museum
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Grammy-nominated Maimouna Youssef performs at the Gardner Museum
A big fan of NPR, Maimouna Youssef was thrilled to be invited to sing on Tiny Desk Concert by rapper and actor Common in February 2018, who was performing as part of the music collective August Greene.
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Berklee College of Music partners with the Boston Art & Music Soul (BAMS) Festival
The Boston Art and Music Soul Festival will return for its second year next month, bringing hip-hop, spoken word and soul music to Franklin Park.
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In the news: Philip Lima
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In the news: Philip Lima
Berklee College of Music has named Philip Lima as assistant chair of the Voice Department.
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Where to find jazz in Boston? You’d be surprised.
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Where to find jazz in Boston? You’d be surprised.
Jazz performers are appearing at unexpected venues in the Boston area. From a Chinese restaurant to a wine bar to a hole-in-the-wall, the music, depending on where you go, may be accompanied by good food, small settings, and lively crowds.
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Handel and Haydn Society and Castle of Our Skins celebrate black musicians
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Handel and Haydn Society and Castle of Our Skins celebrate black musicians
On Saturday afternoon, April 27, the Handel and Haydn Society and Castle of Our Skins will present a free concert, “Nigra Sum Sed Formosa: I am Black But Beautiful,” at Roxbury Community College Media Arts Center.
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Piano Man: Chucho Valdes named Harvard’s 2019 Jazz Master-in-Residence
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Piano Man: Chucho Valdes named Harvard’s 2019 Jazz Master-in-Residence
Last week the vibrancy of Cuba came to the stark, puritan halls of Harvard University in full musical swing. During the week the University celebrated their 2019 Jazz Master-in-Residence, Chucho Valdes.
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Q&A with Regina Carter
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Q&A with Regina Carter
Regina Carter is back in town. The jazz violinist, who studied at New England Conservatory for two years in the early 1980s, returns to Scullers jazz club in Allston on Friday, April 5 for one show only at 8 p.m.
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Latina band LADAMA rocks the Berklee stage
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Latina band LADAMA rocks the Berklee stage
On Thursday, March 21, the feminist Latina band LADAMA performed at Berklee as part of the Celebrity Series of Boston Stave Sessions festival. The group comprises four talented female musicians from four countries: Lara Klaus (Brazil); Daniela Serna (Colombia); Mafer Bandola (Venezuela); and Sara Lucas (United States). Pat Swoboda accompanied them on the bass. Fusing music and education, cultural heritage and contemporary flair, the group aims to transcend boundaries and bring people together.
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Black Violin bends genres, inspires youth
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Black Violin bends genres, inspires youth
The classical hip-hop duo Black Violin, composed of classically-trained violist Wilner Baptiste (Wil B.) and violinist Kevin Sylvester (Kev Marcus), has been smashing musical stereotypes for more than a decade.
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Boston art community celebrates work of Magnus Johnstone
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Boston art community celebrates work of Magnus Johnstone
The Boston art world celebrated the life and work of local artist Magnus Johnstone at the Nave Gallery in Somerville.
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Jazz vocalist Jazzmeia Horn living her best life
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Jazz vocalist Jazzmeia Horn living her best life
Jazzmeia Horn dreamed of being on stage ever since the age of 3, when she was singing in her grandfather’s church choir at Golden Chain Missionary Baptist Church in her native Dallas, Texas.
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Terri Lyne Carrington tackles gender in Jazz with new institute at Berklee College
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Terri Lyne Carrington tackles gender in Jazz with new institute at Berklee College
Terri Lyne Carrington, three-time Grammy award-winning jazz drummer, producer and composer extraordinaire, founded the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice in November 2018. Now in its first semester, under the direction of Aja Burrell Wood, the Institute is bringing to Boston ideas and opportunities to question and resolve barriers at the intersection of gender and music.
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