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Global Initiatives (Page 1 of 24)

Global Initiatives

Berklee y La Paz en America Latina

—“!Te ganaste una beca Otto, Te vas a Berklee Latino hermano!”, decían varios amigos cuando llegué a la U. en mi primer día de clases de este semestre.
—¿Berklee, a Boston??
—“pues… Berklee, Berklee… como tal.. No, es Berklee Latino; pero es toda una semana y…”
—Mmmm… genial

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Behind the scenes of the music video for the song "Yo Soy Inmigrante"

Chronicling the Trials and Triumphs of the Immigrant Experience

In spring 2016, Bolivian student Luis Gamarra wrote and recorded the song “Yo Soy Inmigrante” to help change the tone of the national discourse surrounding immigration. Here, Gamarra shares his thoughts on the experience.

Behind the scenes of the music video for the song "Yo Soy Inmigrante"By Luis Gamarra

I am extremely lucky and blessed to be in this country as an immigrant. I arrived to the United States after winning a residency lottery offered by the U.S government. Only a few thousand families in the whole world get to have this opportunity. I decided to leave my family, my country and friends for the chance of making all the big ideas and goals in my head come true. Being 18 years old in a brand new country and having to work at 3 different jobs to pay for your bills is definitely not easy, but I knew a great opportunity would come if I kept working very hard.

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Music Transcends Language and Culture Barriers in Chiang Mai, Thailand

By Leah Weigel

Leah Thailand 4Sawatdi Kah! I am currently in Chiang Mai, Thailand, spending two months of the summer working as an intern at a Child Development Institute with a team of Expressive Arts Therapists. It is already week 3, and I have been so busy working with the children, and exploring Chiang Mai, that I want to take a moment to share what I have been learning!

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Berklee Indian Ensemble: Spotlight on Zoya Mohan

Zoya Mohan is the perfect example of innovation, expression and presentation. The confidence with13493010_10153445226487030_434592317_n which she tapped into her Indian roots while drawing from the indie-folk music around her has been fascinating to watch. Having graduated from Berklee with a degree in Music Business in 2014, Zoya lets me sneak a peek into her dreams for the future of music in India.


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Berklee Indian Ensemble: Have you met Ishita?

Credits to Anantha Srinivas Pawan Dommeti

Credits to Anantha Srinivas Pawan Dommeti

“Aunty ji, how are you?” I say as I run to hug Ishita, a dear friend and a constant ray of sunshine, no matter what Boston’s weather is like. Ishita Sinha has been a part of the Berklee Indian Ensemble since her second semester and there is so much that I’ve learnt from her over the past two years. With a heart as pure as her voice, she is a friend, mentor and confidant to me the people around her. As she nears the finish line at Berklee with a dual major in Electronic Production and Design and Film Scoring, Ishita has a lot to say about her journey so far.


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