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Pablo YescasPablo A. Yescas esta en su segundo semestre estudiando pro-music y el bajo eléctrico, el es de Nogales, Sonora, México. Lee sus blogs cada otro Viernes, y no te olvides de mantener el ritmo aunque no haya música!

Pablo A. Yescas is a second semester pro-music major and bass player from Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. Check out his blog posts every other Friday and dont forget to groove even without playing!

 “Sólo en Berklee”. Ésta fue una de muchas frases que continuamente escuché durante mi semana de inducción de nuevo ingreso en Berklee College of Music. Sin embargo, por más que intenté asimilarla, fue durante el transcurso del semestre que se volvió realidad en muchos aspectos de mi vida estudiantil.

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Improvising Global Connections

By Jason Camelio, director of international programs.

Art of Improvisation Global Connection

Lollapalooza - Brazil award winner Sarah Messias and Ipshita Roy from India hang with Rick Peckham after the Art of Improvisation afternoon master class.

The afternoon session at the end of the first day of the Art of Improvisation: Blues and Jazz program was coming to an end. As the room began to clear an oddly familiar — in the land of Berklee — event took place. Two young women were having a discussion with assistant chair of the guitar department, Rick Peckham. This is fairly common. It gets interesting when you learn about the two talented musicians speaking with Rick.

First, we have a young Brazilian Blues vocalist and harp player Sarah Messias. Sarah is the winner of the 2012 Lollapalooza – Brazil Scholarship. The award affords her the chance to attend the Art of Improvisation program at no cost! Her peer is also a talented young Blues vocalist from India, Ipshita Roy. Both musicians are enjoying some level of musical success in their home countries. Both have traveled a great distance to the new campus in Valencia to make this connection.

For some, this would be the makings a fine Odd Couples sequel. But, for those of us at Berklee it is just another day in the classroom. The exceptions being that these two musicians totally ROCKED it during the afternoon master class. 

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