Boston Kimono Weekend with Women of the World

yoshieYoshie Nakayama, from Tokyo, is a Contemporary Writing and Production major, finished her 5th semester in the Spring 2015. She studies arranging, recording/mixing with ProTools, playing trombone for concerts/recordings, and singing in vocal ensembles. She graduated Kunitachi College of Music in Tokyo with Bachelor of Music from Music Education major, Music Education minor, with a license of teaching music in japanese Junior high/senior high schools.

こんにちは。いかがお過ごしですか。
この週末ボストンでは、以前ブログでご紹介し、今年日本ツアーを大盛況のうちに成功なさったWomen of the Worldにより、着物を来て日本と世界をつなぐイベント”Boston Kimono Weekend”が開催され、私も参加させていただきました。
Boston Kimono Weekend

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Berklee Summer In The City

Vinicius Sa
Vinícius Cavalieri de Sá Coutinho, born in São Paulo on March 8, 1992, is
a Brazilian guitarist and composer who is majoring in Film Scoring.

 

Vinicius works as the Online International Ambassador for Portuguese

language since January, 2014.


 

Hoje irei falar um pouco sobre um dos eventos de verão que a Berklee College Of Music patrocina, juntamente com a Natixis Global Asset Management. Berklee Summer in the City consiste de mais de 200 apresentações na área de Boston desde o mês de maio até o mês de setembro. Este é um evento anual, e todos estes shows são grátis. Continue reading

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yoshieYoshie Nakayama, from Tokyo, is a Contemporary Writing and Production major, finished her 5th semester in the Spring 2015. She studies arranging, recording/mixing with ProTools, playing trombone for concerts/recordings, and singing in vocal ensembles. She graduated Kunitachi College of Music in Tokyo with Bachelor of Music from Music Education major, Music Education minor, with a license of teaching music in japanese Junior high/senior high schools.

こんにちは。いかがお過ごしですか。バークリーでは先週で夏学期が終わり、一旦涼しくなっていた気候は、夏らしい暑さが戻って来ました。
私事ですが、この週末にNYに行って、現在お世話になっているオンラインのインターン先の方にお会いしたり、日本から公演に来ていた友達のショーを拝見した他、ブロードウェイのミュージカルを見て来ました。
アメリカは音楽や芸術に足を運ぶ方々がとても多く、グラミー賞をとっているミュージシャンのライブでも$30−50ほどで見ることができるのですが、ブロードウェイは留学生には厳しい価格設定になっています。でも、当日券として販売する座席の余りがある場合には一枚$40弱で購入できたり、立ち見で良ければ$30を下りますし、劇場によって違うのですが、毎公演限定枚数を抽選で$40弱で販売するところや学割のあるところも多いです。そういった安価なチケットでの座席は、たとえば3階バルコニー席だったり、大きな劇場の端の方だったり、或はステージの角が目の前にあるような、近すぎて全体が見えない席だったりします。それでも、お財布事情の厳しい方々には優しい価格で、私は今回シカゴ、アメリカン・イン・パリ、ファインディング・ネバーランドを見ました。 Continue reading

Remembering Henry Tate


Henry Tate
, a professor in the Liberal Arts Department, recently passed away. The following letter to the Berklee community was written by Jay Kennedy, vice president for academic affairs/provost. 

Dear Berklee community,

It is with much sadness that I write to tell you that Henry Tate, professor and long-time Berklee faculty member in the Liberal Arts Department, has passed away. We are not sure when he died, only that his neighbors found him yesterday.

Henry was a Berklee legend, a great teacher, and an inspiration to many students particularly around the subject of art. He began teaching at Berklee in 1985 and retired last year. Simone Pilon, chair of the Liberal Arts Department, writes, “He was an exceptional teacher, a compelling storyteller, and one of the kindest, gentlest people I have had the pleasure to know. He touched countless students and colleagues during his time at Berklee. He will be greatly missed.”
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Divas Latinas by Kárenly Nieves

 

 

Karenly NievesKárenly Nieves is a singer, writer and food and lifestyle blogger who was born and raised in Hormigueros/Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. She was the winner of the “Outstanding Vocalist Award” in the Berklee in Puerto Rico program in 2012 and is currently at Berklee College of Music focusing on achieving a bachelor’s degree in Music Business/Marketing. Now, on her fifth semester at Berklee, Kárenly works as a Spanish tutor and intern for LP’s Congahead Studios. She has been blessed to perform with bands such as the Migrant Motel, 427 Flavah Factory, the Ibetnia project, Latimbop, Amy Black and be part of Berklee ensembles such as the Indian Ensemble and the Recording Ensemble with Gabriel Goodman.

Shakira is an artist that we can all describe as unique. She has a singular voice and movements on stage that none of us can do with such confidence and passion. She is just one of the divas that we grew up with and admire while trying to imitate her hip movements. I couldn’t stop watching Thalía’s soap operas or music videos when I was a little girl. She was one of my inspirations. They all sparked something in me, a desire for singing with my heart and giving my all in every performance. Obviously, that was a dream. Continue reading