Author Archives: Magen

The Berklee Indian Ensemble presents: “Shuruaat” – Clinton Cerejo meets Berklee

Student blogger Anahita Bahri is a hand percussionist and pianist studying Music Business and Electronic Production & Design at Berklee. She is also a regular blogger for The Huffington Post, and a media relations assistant at Berklee. She hails from Chandigarh, India and graduates in 2015.

Have you checked out the latest tearjerker from Google India, trending on YouTube with over 5.7 million views  - after just one week online – and counting? The mastermind behind the emotional music bringing many to tears is Clinton Cerejo, a multi-instrumentalist, vocal and music arranger, composer, and producer of over 2,000 commercial jingles. Cerejo has made a mark on many major musical works in Bollywood and has worked extensively with world-renowned artists including A. R. Rahman, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, and Kailash Kher.

Clinton Cerejo joins the Berklee Indian Ensemble at the Berklee Performance Center on November 26.

As a student in the Berklee Indian Ensemble, I have a lot to be thankful for as we approach Thanksgiving: Cerejo joins the Berklee Indian Ensemble at the Berklee Performance Center stage for Shuruaat – Clinton Cerejo Meets Berklee, Shuruaat (meaning “beginning”) features an expansive repertoire from a Carnatic Thillana to Indo-jazz experiments.  Continue reading

#BerkleeCMJ: HRR Interview with Red Oblivion

Heavy Rotations Record rep and student Dan Sigman interviews Red Oblivion (HRR) in anticipation of their set at our Berklee CMJ Music Marathon Showcase.

Red Oblivion includes Berklee alumni Emma Torres (guitar), Zach Adams (lead vocals/bass), and Carson Groenewold (drums). The Boston-based band made a splash at Lollapalooza Chicago in 2012, and also performed at Lollapalooza Chile and Brazil this year. The group is a trio with backgrounds in classical, metal, pop, electronic, and world music. Red Oblivion recorded with producer Paul Kolderie (Radiohead, Portugal. The Man, Pixies) for HRR’s Dorm Sessions 8 CD.

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Berklee Bands at CMJ–Add Yours! #berkleecmj

Post by Magen Tracy, A.D. for Online Marketing and Social Media, on her way to #berkleecmj for her 4th year (and Berklee’s 7th).
Berklee students and alumni are taking NYC by storm this week for the annual CMJ Music Marathon, a week-long festival that spans the entire city. In addition to our official Berklee CMJ Showcase on Thursday, October 17 at Sullivan Hall, catch these student and alumni performances all week long. Playing a set at CMJ? Add your details in the comments, or tweet/post with #berkleecmj and we’ll include it here!
  • Haerts (featuring Berklee CMJ Showcase and Heavy Rotation Records alumni Nini and Ben): Thursday , October 17, 11:00 p.m. at Santos Party House, Friday; October 18, 10:00 a.m. at Judson Memorial Church; Saturday, October 19, 11:00 p.m. at Bowery Ballroom
  • Lucius (Berklee CMJ Showcase and Heavy Rotation Records alumni): Tuesday, October 15 , 5:00 p.m. at Rockwood Music Hall
  • Betty Who: Wednesday, October 16, 10:15 p.m. at Pianos; Friday, October 18, 11:00 p.m. at Westway
  • Evolfo Doofeht (HRR) : 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at The Bowery Electric
  • Mals Totem: Tuesday, October 15, 7:30 p.m. at the Ella Lounge


Berklee in Malaysia 2013: A Time to Reflect and Look Forward

Sue Lindsay, Associate Director Instructional Design (Online Learning), writes from Malaysia after a recent visit with Berklee International Network (BIN) school, the International College of Music.

The tagline of the national airline of Malaysia is “Journeys are made by the people you travel with.” A seven-day stay in Kuala Lumpur with three others from the Berklee community has proven that true. Amazing journey, amazing colleagues. Berklee sent us here at the request of our Malaysian Berklee International Network (BIN) school, the International College of Music. We came to share our expertise, but Malaysia has shared just as much with us.  Continue reading