Berklee Groove, In focus p.1 -2003
Berklee Groove, In focus p.2- 2003

He conocido a una chica de la que me gustaría hablaros. Se llama Christiane. Por cierto, cuando le pregunté por su religión se me quedó mirando como si no fuera obvia dado su nombre ¡Qué despiste! Bueno al grano.

 

 

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Berklee College of Music presents its second annual Middle Eastern Festival on Monday, February 8,

 

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Last Monday, the Middle Eastern Festival took place at the BPC, joining artists from the Mediterranean region with students from all over the world performing music from their homelands.

 

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Christiane Karam, assistant professor of Voice/Ensemble and Songwriting, and founder and co-director of Berklee’s Middle Eastern Music Festival, writes about the upcoming festival, and shares a rehearsal video.

 

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The Signature Series at Berklee continues with the fourth annual Middle Eastern Festival, an event that joins artists from the Middle East, the Balkans, and the Mediterranean with students from all over the world to perform traditional and inspiring music from their homelands. 
 

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An audience at the Cochran Chapel welcomed Musicians, Sergio, Odair Assad Odair, Clarice Assad, Keita Ogawa and Christiane Karam to perform Brazilian and Lebanese music at a concern this past Friday.

 

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ZilZALA is a world music ensemble that is steeped in Arabic and Balkan traditions but that seeks to include and blend with different musical cultures, both traditional and contemporary.

 

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American vocal wonder Bobby MсFerrin, the author of the all-time hit "Don't Worry, Be Happy", came to Moscow to stage a unique improv opera with a group of world-famous musicians.

 

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Daily Star Lebanon, 2001

“One of the last frontiers is the human brain,” said Robert J. Zatorre, neuroscientist at McGill University. “Music serves as a gateway to understanding human cognition.” 
 

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Lebanon native Vocalist/Composer Christiane Karam's unique style stems from her love for different musical traditions. 
 

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It has been written about Brazilian guitarists Sergio and Odair Assad that no amount of expectation prepares an audience for their perfectly synchronized style of musical interplay 

 

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The Berklee Balkan vocal ensemble was founded by Christiane Karam in 2011, as a means to explore the choral traditions and folk music adaptations of the Balkans, the Middle East, the Caucasus, and parts of the Mediterranean.

 

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I came to the Berklee College of Music in Boston when I was twenty-six, excited but also apprehensive about starting over after years working in Beirut.

 

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Berklee presented an impressive preview for its first-ever Middle Eastern music festival on February 18: an intense clinic with Lebanese oud and nay expertBassam Saba.

 

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Thousands of people gathered in New York’s Central Park on Saturday for the “Istanbulive: The Sounds and Colors of Turkey” concert

 

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2003 alumna and faculty member Christiane Karam is the champion of world music at Berklee. She directs the Balkan choir, the Middle Eastern Fusion ensemble, and is the founder and director of the annual Berklee Middle Eastern Festival.​

 

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Led by award-winning vocalist/composer Christiane Karam, the ZilZALA 
Middle Eastern Ensemble is a Boston-based World Music group that draws from several musical

cultures to re-interpret classical, traditional and folk Arabic and Balkan Music.

 

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Swingin' in Mothers Rest will feature renowned world music performers Christiane Karam and the ZilZALA Ensemble and Gian Aurelio Faraone and his quartet

 

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The Rockford Coronado Concert Association invited “Sergio & Odair Assad & Friends” to perform Friday for its last event of the season.

 
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Sergio and Odair Assad have moved audiences and inspired guitarists around the world for over 30 years

 

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I have two new loves, cottage cheese and Middle Eastern Music. Last night's show at the Berklee

Performance Center far exceeded the obligatory

'I have to see my friend's show' kind of evening.

By Erica Leigh

 

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From a turbulent childhood, she has become a leading figure in world music, creating new bonds in cultural understanding.

 

 

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“I think it’s a very eye-opening and mind-opening idea to reach out and include musicians and musical stars from different cultures,” said Christiane Karam, who teaches several groups, including the Middle Eastern Fusion Ensemble and Eastern Vocal Styles Ensemble, at Berklee. She says multicultural music can be incredibly rich and powerful when done well, which is not always easy.

 

 

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