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Playlist of A. R. Rahman Meets Berklee

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    A. R. Rahman Meets Berklee - Epic Medley

    10:23

    Grammy and Academy award winning composer, A. R. Rahman performed with, and was paid tribute to, by Berklee College of Music at Symphony Hall, Boston, on October 24, 2014. The repertoire for the concert spanned Mr. Rahman's illustrious discography of over 25 years. We are delighted to release all 16 pieces presented at the concert featuring 109 performers from 32 countries representing The Berklee Indian Ensemble, The Berklee World String Ensemble, and Boston University's Indian dance troupe, BU Bhangra.

    This concert was produced by Annette Philip, Artistic Director of Berklee India Exchange.

    Epic Medley
    A. R. Rahman
    string arr. Eva Gertz

    Soloists: Yazhi Guo, Sanchitha Wickremesooriya, Dhruv Goel, Harshitha Krishnan, Purvaa Sampath, Armeen Musa, Christopher Kazarian, Annette Philip

    Performers:
    Berklee Indian Ensemble

    Annette Philip: director
    Shilpa Ananth: vocals
    Sanjeeta Bhattacharya: vocals
    Dhruv Goel: vocals
    Vasundhara Gupta: vocals
    Rohith Jayaraman: vocals
    Harshitha Krishnan: vocals
    Nalini Krishnan: vocals
    Joakim Molander: vocals
    Armeen Musa: vocals
    Kanika Patawari: vocals
    Purvaa Sampath: vocals
    Ishita Sinha: vocals
    Harini Srinivasa Raghavan: vocals
    Aseem Suri: vocals
    Adriel Tjokrosaputro: vocals
    Sanchitha Wickremesooriya: vocals
    Trinayan Baruah: vocals
    Salil Bhayani: vocals
    Malavika Das: vocals
    Ava Dudani: vocals
    Nicolas Emden: vocals
    Christopher Kazarian: vocals
    Annalisa Lombardo: vocals
    Malwina Masternak: vocals
    Wambura Mitaru: vocals
    Zoya Mohan: vocals
    Paola Munda: vocals
    Lydia Renold: vocals
    Gretchen Schadebrodt: vocals
    Ashwin Shenoy: vocals
    Sahana Simha: vocals
    Pankhuri Singhal: vocals
    Chantal Tribble: vocals
    McKain Webb-Lakey: vocals

    Yazhi Guo: flute, suona, dizi
    Layth Al Rubaye: violin
    Harini Srinivasa Raghavan: violin
    Sashank Navaladi: sarod
    Fares Btoush: oud
    Jacy Anderson: guitar
    Aleif Hamdan: guitar
    Shubh Saran: guitar
    David Milazzo: alto saxophone
    Edmar Colon: tenor saxophone
    Samuel Morrison: baritone saxophone
    Josh Shpak: trumpet
    Michael Wang: trombone
    Annette Philip: piano
    Cheng Lu: keyboard
    Achal Murthy: bass
    Daniel Gonzalez: electronic drum sound
    Kaushlesh Purohit: tabla, percussion
    Ranajoy Das: drums
    Joe Galeota Jr.: percussion
    Patrick Simard: drums, percussion
    M.T. Aditya Srinivasan: tabla, kanjira
    Vignesh Venkataraman: mridangam

    Berklee World Strings Ensemble

    Eugene Friesen: conductor
    Na Young Baik: first violin
    Sarah Hubbard: first violin
    Sumaia Martins: first violin
    Stefano Melillo Melendez: first violin
    Kathleen Parks: first violin
    Tim Reynolds: first violin
    Carlos Silva: first violin
    Yeji Yoon: first violin
    Ludovica Burtone: second violin
    Elise Boeur: second violin
    Adrianna Ciccone: second violin
    Sadie E. Currey: second violin
    Carolyn Kendrick: second violin
    Rosy Timms: second violin
    Tsung-Yuan Lee: second violin
    Choeun Kim: viola
    Brendan Klippel: viola
    Gerson Eguiguren Martinez: viola
    Dan Lay: viola
    John Smith: viola
    Max Wolpert: viola
    Steph Dye: cello
    Marta Roma: cello
    Keizo Yoshioka: cello
    Adrian Zemor: cello
    Nathaniel Sabat: bass
    Matthew Witler: mandolin
    Mairi Chaimbeul: harp
    Allegra Cramer: harp

    Ganavya Doraiswamy: dancer
    Special appearance by Boston University student dancers of BU Bhangra


    Arrangements
    Matthew Nicholl, string arrangements, and orchestral parts preparation


    Recorded live at Boston’s Symphony Hall

    Rob Rose: executive producer
    Tom Riley: executive producer
    Annette Philip: artistic director/producer
    Clint Valladares: artist relations/co producer
    Mirek Vana: co producer
    Dave Wentling: production manager
    Steve Colby: sound engineer
    Kaushlesh Purohit: audio mixing
    Jonathan Wyner: audio mastering
    Reggie Lofton: video producer
    Thistle Communications: video production
    Nicole Egidio: editor

    For more information on Berklee India Exchange, please visit berklee.edu/india #berklee #berkleecollegeofmusic #berklee #berkleecollegeofmusic

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    A. R. Rahman Meets Berklee - Vande Mataram

    7:14

    Grammy and Academy award winning composer, A. R. Rahman performed with, and was paid tribute to, by Berklee College of Music at Symphony Hall, Boston, on October 24, 2014. The repertoire for the concert spanned Mr. Rahman's illustrious discography of over 25 years. We are delighted to release all 16 pieces presented at the concert featuring 109 performers from 32 countries representing The Berklee Indian Ensemble, The Berklee World String Ensemble, and Boston University's Indian dance troupe, BU Bhangra.

    This concert was produced by Annette Philip, Artistic Director of Berklee India Exchange.

    Vande Mataram
    Jadunath Bhattacharya & A. R. Rahman
    arr. Berklee Indian Ensemble
    string arr. Eva Gertz

    Vocals: A. R. Rahman
    Soloists: Yazhi Guo, Sashank Navaladi, Layth Sidiq, Harini Srinivasa Raghavan, Rohith Jayaraman

    Performers:
    Berklee Indian Ensemble

    Annette Philip: director
    Shilpa Ananth: vocals
    Sanjeeta Bhattacharya: vocals
    Dhruv Goel: vocals
    Vasundhara Gupta: vocals
    Rohith Jayaraman: vocals
    Harshitha Krishnan: vocals
    Nalini Krishnan: vocals
    Joakim Molander: vocals
    Armeen Musa: vocals
    Kanika Patawari: vocals
    Purvaa Sampath: vocals
    Ishita Sinha: vocals
    Harini Srinivasa Raghavan: vocals
    Aseem Suri: vocals
    Adriel Tjokrosaputro: vocals
    Sanchitha Wickremesooriya: vocals
    Trinayan Baruah: vocals
    Salil Bhayani: vocals
    Malavika Das: vocals
    Ava Dudani: vocals
    Nicolas Emden: vocals
    Christopher Kazarian: vocals
    Annalisa Lombardo: vocals
    Malwina Masternak: vocals
    Wambura Mitaru: vocals
    Zoya Mohan: vocals
    Paola Munda: vocals
    Lydia Renold: vocals
    Gretchen Schadebrodt: vocals
    Ashwin Shenoy: vocals
    Sahana Simha: vocals
    Pankhuri Singhal: vocals
    Chantal Tribble: vocals
    McKain Webb-Lakey: vocals

    Yazhi Guo: flute, suona, dizi
    Layth Al Rubaye: violin
    Harini Srinivasa Raghavan: violin
    Sashank Navaladi: sarod
    Fares Btoush: oud
    Jacy Anderson: guitar
    Aleif Hamdan: guitar
    Shubh Saran: guitar
    David Milazzo: alto saxophone
    Edmar Colon: tenor saxophone
    Samuel Morrison: baritone saxophone
    Josh Shpak: trumpet
    Michael Wang: trombone
    Annette Philip: piano
    Cheng Lu: keyboard
    Achal Murthy: bass
    Daniel Gonzalez: electronic drum sound
    Kaushlesh Purohit: tabla, percussion
    Ranajoy Das: drums
    Joe Galeota Jr.: percussion
    Patrick Simard: drums, percussion
    M.T. Aditya Srinivasan: tabla, kanjira
    Vignesh Venkataraman: mridangam

    Berklee World Strings Ensemble

    Eugene Friesen: conductor
    Na Young Baik: first violin
    Sarah Hubbard: first violin
    Sumaia Martins: first violin
    Stefano Melillo Melendez: first violin
    Kathleen Parks: first violin
    Tim Reynolds: first violin
    Carlos Silva: first violin
    Yeji Yoon: first violin
    Ludovica Burtone: second violin
    Elise Boeur: second violin
    Adrianna Ciccone: second violin
    Sadie E. Currey: second violin
    Carolyn Kendrick: second violin
    Rosy Timms: second violin
    Tsung-Yuan Lee: second violin
    Choeun Kim: viola
    Brendan Klippel: viola
    Gerson Eguiguren Martinez: viola
    Dan Lay: viola
    John Smith: viola
    Max Wolpert: viola
    Steph Dye: cello
    Marta Roma: cello
    Keizo Yoshioka: cello
    Adrian Zemor: cello
    Nathaniel Sabat: bass
    Matthew Witler: mandolin
    Mairi Chaimbeul: harp
    Allegra Cramer: harp

    Ganavya Doraiswamy: dancer
    Special appearance by Boston University student dancers of BU Bhangra


    Arrangements
    Matthew Nicholl, string arrangements, and orchestral parts preparation


    Recorded live at Boston’s Symphony Hall

    Rob Rose: executive producer
    Tom Riley: executive producer
    Annette Philip: artistic director/producer
    Clint Valladares: artist relations/co producer
    Mirek Vana: co producer
    Dave Wentling: production manager
    Steve Colby: sound engineer
    Kaushlesh Purohit: audio mixing
    Jonathan Wyner: audio mastering
    Reggie Lofton: video producer
    Thistle Communications: video production
    Nicole Egidio: editor

    For more information on Berklee India Exchange, please visit berklee.edu/india #berklee #berkleecollegeofmusic

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    A. R. Rahman Meets Berklee - Bombay Theme

    8:33

    Grammy and Academy award winning composer, A. R. Rahman performed with, and was paid tribute to, by Berklee College of Music at Symphony Hall, Boston, on October 24, 2014. The repertoire for the concert spanned Mr. Rahman's illustrious discography of over 25 years. We are delighted to release all 16 pieces presented at the concert featuring 109 performers from 32 countries representing The Berklee Indian Ensemble, The Berklee World String Ensemble, and Boston University's Indian dance troupe, BU Bhangra.

    This concert was produced by Annette Philip, Artistic Director of Berklee India Exchange. For more information on Berklee India Exchange, please visit


    Bombay Theme
    A. R. Rahman
    arr. Matthew Nicholl

    Continuum Fingerboard: A. R. Rahman
    Soloists: Layth Sidiq

    Performers:
    Berklee Indian Ensemble

    Annette Philip: director
    Shilpa Ananth: vocals
    Sanjeeta Bhattacharya: vocals
    Dhruv Goel: vocals
    Vasundhara Gupta: vocals
    Rohith Jayaraman: vocals
    Harshitha Krishnan: vocals
    Nalini Krishnan: vocals
    Joakim Molander: vocals
    Armeen Musa: vocals
    Kanika Patawari: vocals
    Purvaa Sampath: vocals
    Ishita Sinha: vocals
    Harini Srinivasa Raghavan: vocals
    Aseem Suri: vocals
    Adriel Tjokrosaputro: vocals
    Sanchitha Wickremesooriya: vocals
    Trinayan Baruah: vocals
    Salil Bhayani: vocals
    Malavika Das: vocals
    Ava Dudani: vocals
    Nicolas Emden: vocals
    Christopher Kazarian: vocals
    Annalisa Lombardo: vocals
    Malwina Masternak: vocals
    Wambura Mitaru: vocals
    Zoya Mohan: vocals
    Paola Munda: vocals
    Lydia Renold: vocals
    Gretchen Schadebrodt: vocals
    Ashwin Shenoy: vocals
    Sahana Simha: vocals
    Pankhuri Singhal: vocals
    Chantal Tribble: vocals
    McKain Webb-Lakey: vocals

    Yazhi Guo: flute, suona, dizi
    Layth Al Rubaye: violin
    Harini Srinivasa Raghavan: violin
    Sashank Navaladi: sarod
    Fares Btoush: oud
    Jacy Anderson: guitar
    Aleif Hamdan: guitar
    Shubh Saran: guitar
    David Milazzo: alto saxophone
    Edmar Colon: tenor saxophone
    Samuel Morrison: baritone saxophone
    Josh Shpak: trumpet
    Michael Wang: trombone
    Annette Philip: piano
    Cheng Lu: keyboard
    Achal Murthy: bass
    Daniel Gonzalez: electronic drum sound
    Kaushlesh Purohit: tabla, percussion
    Ranajoy Das: drums
    Joe Galeota Jr.: percussion
    Patrick Simard: drums, percussion
    M.T. Aditya Srinivasan: tabla, kanjira
    Vignesh Venkataraman: mridangam

    Berklee World Strings Ensemble

    Eugene Friesen: conductor
    Na Young Baik: first violin
    Sarah Hubbard: first violin
    Sumaia Martins: first violin
    Stefano Melillo Melendez: first violin
    Kathleen Parks: first violin
    Tim Reynolds: first violin
    Carlos Silva: first violin
    Yeji Yoon: first violin
    Ludovica Burtone: second violin
    Elise Boeur: second violin
    Adrianna Ciccone: second violin
    Sadie E. Currey: second violin
    Carolyn Kendrick: second violin
    Rosy Timms: second violin
    Tsung-Yuan Lee: second violin
    Choeun Kim: viola
    Brendan Klippel: viola
    Gerson Eguiguren Martinez: viola
    Dan Lay: viola
    John Smith: viola
    Max Wolpert: viola
    Steph Dye: cello
    Marta Roma: cello
    Keizo Yoshioka: cello
    Adrian Zemor: cello
    Nathaniel Sabat: bass
    Matthew Witler: mandolin
    Mairi Chaimbeul: harp
    Allegra Cramer: harp

    Ganavya Doraiswamy: dancer
    Special appearance by Boston University student dancers of BU Bhangra


    Arrangements
    Matthew Nicholl, string arrangements, and orchestral parts preparation


    Recorded live at Boston’s Symphony Hall

    Rob Rose: executive producer
    Tom Riley: executive producer
    Annette Philip: artistic director/producer
    Clint Valladares: artist relations/co producer
    Mirek Vana: co producer
    Dave Wentling: production manager
    Steve Colby: sound engineer
    Kaushlesh Purohit: audio mixing
    Jonathan Wyner: audio mastering
    Reggie Lofton: video producer
    Thistle Communications: video production
    Nicole Egidio: editor #berklee #berkleecollegeofmusic

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    A. R. Rahman Meets Berklee - Chaiyya Chaiyya

    3:30

    Grammy and Academy award winning composer, A. R. Rahman performed with, and was paid tribute to, by Berklee College of Music at Symphony Hall, Boston, on October 24, 2014. The repertoire for the concert spanned Mr. Rahman's illustrious discography of over 25 years. We are delighted to release all 16 pieces presented at the concert featuring 109 performers from 32 countries representing The Berklee Indian Ensemble, The Berklee World String Ensemble, and Boston University's Indian dance troupe, BU Bhangra.

    This concert was produced by Annette Philip, Artistic Director of Berklee India Exchange.

    Chaiyya Chaiyya
    A. R. Rahman
    string arr. Jacinta Clusellas

    Soloists: Ishita Sinha, Aseem Suri

    Performers:
    Berklee Indian Ensemble

    Annette Philip: director
    Shilpa Ananth: vocals
    Sanjeeta Bhattacharya: vocals
    Dhruv Goel: vocals
    Vasundhara Gupta: vocals
    Rohith Jayaraman: vocals
    Harshitha Krishnan: vocals
    Nalini Krishnan: vocals
    Joakim Molander: vocals
    Armeen Musa: vocals
    Kanika Patawari: vocals
    Purvaa Sampath: vocals
    Ishita Sinha: vocals
    Harini Srinivasa Raghavan: vocals
    Aseem Suri: vocals
    Adriel Tjokrosaputro: vocals
    Sanchitha Wickremesooriya: vocals
    Trinayan Baruah: vocals
    Salil Bhayani: vocals
    Malavika Das: vocals
    Ava Dudani: vocals
    Nicolas Emden: vocals
    Christopher Kazarian: vocals
    Annalisa Lombardo: vocals
    Malwina Masternak: vocals
    Wambura Mitaru: vocals
    Zoya Mohan: vocals
    Paola Munda: vocals
    Lydia Renold: vocals
    Gretchen Schadebrodt: vocals
    Ashwin Shenoy: vocals
    Sahana Simha: vocals
    Pankhuri Singhal: vocals
    Chantal Tribble: vocals
    McKain Webb-Lakey: vocals

    Yazhi Guo: flute, suona, dizi
    Layth Al Rubaye: violin
    Harini Srinivasa Raghavan: violin
    Sashank Navaladi: sarod
    Fares Btoush: oud
    Jacy Anderson: guitar
    Aleif Hamdan: guitar
    Shubh Saran: guitar
    David Milazzo: alto saxophone
    Edmar Colon: tenor saxophone
    Samuel Morrison: baritone saxophone
    Josh Shpak: trumpet
    Michael Wang: trombone
    Annette Philip: piano
    Cheng Lu: keyboard
    Achal Murthy: bass
    Daniel Gonzalez: electronic drum sound
    Kaushlesh Purohit: tabla, percussion
    Ranajoy Das: drums
    Joe Galeota Jr.: percussion
    Patrick Simard: drums, percussion
    M.T. Aditya Srinivasan: tabla, kanjira
    Vignesh Venkataraman: mridangam

    Berklee World Strings Ensemble

    Eugene Friesen: conductor
    Na Young Baik: first violin
    Sarah Hubbard: first violin
    Sumaia Martins: first violin
    Stefano Melillo Melendez: first violin
    Kathleen Parks: first violin
    Tim Reynolds: first violin
    Carlos Silva: first violin
    Yeji Yoon: first violin
    Ludovica Burtone: second violin
    Elise Boeur: second violin
    Adrianna Ciccone: second violin
    Sadie E. Currey: second violin
    Carolyn Kendrick: second violin
    Rosy Timms: second violin
    Tsung-Yuan Lee: second violin
    Choeun Kim: viola
    Brendan Klippel: viola
    Gerson Eguiguren Martinez: viola
    Dan Lay: viola
    John Smith: viola
    Max Wolpert: viola
    Steph Dye: cello
    Marta Roma: cello
    Keizo Yoshioka: cello
    Adrian Zemor: cello
    Nathaniel Sabat: bass
    Matthew Witler: mandolin
    Mairi Chaimbeul: harp
    Allegra Cramer: harp

    Ganavya Doraiswamy: dancer
    Special appearance by Boston University student dancers of BU Bhangra

    Arrangements
    Matthew Nicholl, string arrangements, and orchestral parts preparation

    Recorded live at Boston’s Symphony Hall

    Rob Rose: executive producer
    Tom Riley: executive producer
    Annette Philip: artistic director/producer
    Clint Valladares: artist relations/co producer
    Mirek Vana: co producer
    Dave Wentling: production manager
    Steve Colby: sound engineer
    Kaushlesh Purohit: audio mixing
    Jonathan Wyner: audio mastering
    Reggie Lofton: video producer
    Thistle Communications: video production
    Nicole Egidio: editor

    For more information on Berklee India Exchange, please visit berklee.edu/india #berklee #berkleecollegeofmusic

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    A. R. Rahman Meets Berklee - Romantic Medley

    11:57

    Grammy and Academy award winning composer, A. R. Rahman performed with, and was paid tribute to, by Berklee College of Music at Symphony Hall, Boston, on October 24, 2014. The repertoire for the concert spanned Mr. Rahman's illustrious discography of over 25 years. We are delighted to release all 16 pieces presented at the concert featuring 109 performers from 32 countries representing The Berklee Indian Ensemble, The Berklee World String Ensemble, and Boston University's Indian dance troupe, BU Bhangra.

    This concert was produced by Annette Philip, Artistic Director of Berklee India Exchange.

    Romantic Medley
    A. R. Rahman
    arr. Berklee Indian Ensemble
    string arr. Inna Dudukina

    Soloists: Harini Srinivasa Raghavan, Rohith Jayaraman, Armeen Musa, Sanjeeta Bhattacharya, Nalini Krishnan, Aleif Hamdan

    Performers:
    Berklee Indian Ensemble

    Annette Philip: director
    Shilpa Ananth: vocals
    Sanjeeta Bhattacharya: vocals
    Dhruv Goel: vocals
    Vasundhara Gupta: vocals
    Rohith Jayaraman: vocals
    Harshitha Krishnan: vocals
    Nalini Krishnan: vocals
    Joakim Molander: vocals
    Armeen Musa: vocals
    Kanika Patawari: vocals
    Purvaa Sampath: vocals
    Ishita Sinha: vocals
    Harini Srinivasa Raghavan: vocals
    Aseem Suri: vocals
    Adriel Tjokrosaputro: vocals
    Sanchitha Wickremesooriya: vocals
    Trinayan Baruah: vocals
    Salil Bhayani: vocals
    Malavika Das: vocals
    Ava Dudani: vocals
    Nicolas Emden: vocals
    Christopher Kazarian: vocals
    Annalisa Lombardo: vocals
    Malwina Masternak: vocals
    Wambura Mitaru: vocals
    Zoya Mohan: vocals
    Paola Munda: vocals
    Lydia Renold: vocals
    Gretchen Schadebrodt: vocals
    Ashwin Shenoy: vocals
    Sahana Simha: vocals
    Pankhuri Singhal: vocals
    Chantal Tribble: vocals
    McKain Webb-Lakey: vocals

    Yazhi Guo: flute, suona, dizi
    Layth Al Rubaye: violin
    Harini Srinivasa Raghavan: violin
    Sashank Navaladi: sarod
    Fares Btoush: oud
    Jacy Anderson: guitar
    Aleif Hamdan: guitar
    Shubh Saran: guitar
    David Milazzo: alto saxophone
    Edmar Colon: tenor saxophone
    Samuel Morrison: baritone saxophone
    Josh Shpak: trumpet
    Michael Wang: trombone
    Annette Philip: piano
    Cheng Lu: keyboard
    Achal Murthy: bass
    Daniel Gonzalez: electronic drum sound
    Kaushlesh Purohit: tabla, percussion
    Ranajoy Das: drums
    Joe Galeota Jr.: percussion
    Patrick Simard: drums, percussion
    M.T. Aditya Srinivasan: tabla, kanjira
    Vignesh Venkataraman: mridangam

    Berklee World Strings Ensemble

    Eugene Friesen: conductor
    Na Young Baik: first violin
    Sarah Hubbard: first violin
    Sumaia Martins: first violin
    Stefano Melillo Melendez: first violin
    Kathleen Parks: first violin
    Tim Reynolds: first violin
    Carlos Silva: first violin
    Yeji Yoon: first violin
    Ludovica Burtone: second violin
    Elise Boeur: second violin
    Adrianna Ciccone: second violin
    Sadie E. Currey: second violin
    Carolyn Kendrick: second violin
    Rosy Timms: second violin
    Tsung-Yuan Lee: second violin
    Choeun Kim: viola
    Brendan Klippel: viola
    Gerson Eguiguren Martinez: viola
    Dan Lay: viola
    John Smith: viola
    Max Wolpert: viola
    Steph Dye: cello
    Marta Roma: cello
    Keizo Yoshioka: cello
    Adrian Zemor: cello
    Nathaniel Sabat: bass
    Matthew Witler: mandolin
    Mairi Chaimbeul: harp
    Allegra Cramer: harp

    Ganavya Doraiswamy: dancer
    Special appearance by Boston University student dancers of BU Bhangra


    Arrangements
    Matthew Nicholl, string arrangements, and orchestral parts preparation


    Recorded live at Boston’s Symphony Hall

    Rob Rose: executive producer
    Tom Riley: executive producer
    Annette Philip: artistic director/producer
    Clint Valladares: artist relations/co producer
    Mirek Vana: co producer
    Dave Wentling: production manager
    Steve Colby: sound engineer
    Kaushlesh Purohit: audio mixing
    Jonathan Wyner: audio mastering
    Reggie Lofton: video producer
    Thistle Communications: video production
    Nicole Egidio: editor

    For more information on Berklee India Exchange, please visit berklee.edu/india #berklee #berkleecollegeofmusic

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    A. R. Rahman Meets Berklee - Slumdog Millionaire Medley

    7:13

    Grammy and Academy award winning composer, A. R. Rahman performed with, and was paid tribute to, by Berklee College of Music at Symphony Hall, Boston, on October 24, 2014. The repertoire for the concert spanned Mr. Rahman's illustrious discography of over 25 years. We are delighted to release all 16 pieces presented at the concert featuring 109 performers from 32 countries representing The Berklee Indian Ensemble, The Berklee World String Ensemble, and Boston University's Indian dance troupe, BU Bhangra.

    This concert was produced by Annette Philip, Artistic Director of Berklee India Exchange.

    Slumdog Millionaire Medley
    A. R. Rahman
    medley by Rohith Jayaraman
    string arr. Jacinta Clusellas

    Soloists: Kanika Patawari, Sashank Navaladi, Rohith Jayaraman

    Performers:
    Berklee Indian Ensemble

    Annette Philip: director
    Shilpa Ananth: vocals
    Sanjeeta Bhattacharya: vocals
    Dhruv Goel: vocals
    Vasundhara Gupta: vocals
    Rohith Jayaraman: vocals
    Harshitha Krishnan: vocals
    Nalini Krishnan: vocals
    Joakim Molander: vocals
    Armeen Musa: vocals
    Kanika Patawari: vocals
    Purvaa Sampath: vocals
    Ishita Sinha: vocals
    Harini Srinivasa Raghavan: vocals
    Aseem Suri: vocals
    Adriel Tjokrosaputro: vocals
    Sanchitha Wickremesooriya: vocals
    Trinayan Baruah: vocals
    Salil Bhayani: vocals
    Malavika Das: vocals
    Ava Dudani: vocals
    Nicolas Emden: vocals
    Christopher Kazarian: vocals
    Annalisa Lombardo: vocals
    Malwina Masternak: vocals
    Wambura Mitaru: vocals
    Zoya Mohan: vocals
    Paola Munda: vocals
    Lydia Renold: vocals
    Gretchen Schadebrodt: vocals
    Ashwin Shenoy: vocals
    Sahana Simha: vocals
    Pankhuri Singhal: vocals
    Chantal Tribble: vocals
    McKain Webb-Lakey: vocals

    Yazhi Guo: flute, suona, dizi
    Layth Al Rubaye: violin
    Harini Srinivasa Raghavan: violin
    Sashank Navaladi: sarod
    Fares Btoush: oud
    Jacy Anderson: guitar
    Aleif Hamdan: guitar
    Shubh Saran: guitar
    David Milazzo: alto saxophone
    Edmar Colon: tenor saxophone
    Samuel Morrison: baritone saxophone
    Josh Shpak: trumpet
    Michael Wang: trombone
    Annette Philip: piano
    Cheng Lu: keyboard
    Achal Murthy: bass
    Daniel Gonzalez: electronic drum sound
    Kaushlesh Purohit: tabla, percussion
    Ranajoy Das: drums
    Joe Galeota Jr.: percussion
    Patrick Simard: drums, percussion
    M.T. Aditya Srinivasan: tabla, kanjira
    Vignesh Venkataraman: mridangam

    Berklee World Strings Ensemble

    Eugene Friesen: conductor
    Na Young Baik: first violin
    Sarah Hubbard: first violin
    Sumaia Martins: first violin
    Stefano Melillo Melendez: first violin
    Kathleen Parks: first violin
    Tim Reynolds: first violin
    Carlos Silva: first violin
    Yeji Yoon: first violin
    Ludovica Burtone: second violin
    Elise Boeur: second violin
    Adrianna Ciccone: second violin
    Sadie E. Currey: second violin
    Carolyn Kendrick: second violin
    Rosy Timms: second violin
    Tsung-Yuan Lee: second violin
    Choeun Kim: viola
    Brendan Klippel: viola
    Gerson Eguiguren Martinez: viola
    Dan Lay: viola
    John Smith: viola
    Max Wolpert: viola
    Steph Dye: cello
    Marta Roma: cello
    Keizo Yoshioka: cello
    Adrian Zemor: cello
    Nathaniel Sabat: bass
    Matthew Witler: mandolin
    Mairi Chaimbeul: harp
    Allegra Cramer: harp

    Ganavya Doraiswamy: dancer
    Special appearance by Boston University student dancers of BU Bhangra


    Arrangements
    Matthew Nicholl, string arrangements, and orchestral parts preparation


    Recorded live at Boston’s Symphony Hall

    Rob Rose: executive producer
    Tom Riley: executive producer
    Annette Philip: artistic director/producer
    Clint Valladares: artist relations/co producer
    Mirek Vana: co producer
    Dave Wentling: production manager
    Steve Colby: sound engineer
    Kaushlesh Purohit: audio mixing
    Jonathan Wyner: audio mastering
    Reggie Lofton: video producer
    Thistle Communications: video production
    Nicole Egidio: editor

    For more information on Berklee India Exchange, please visit berklee.edu/india #berklee #berkleecollegeofmusic

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    A. R. Rahman Meets Berklee - Thee Thee & Malargale ft. Prasanna & Mohini Dey

    6:47

    Grammy and Academy award winning composer, A. R. Rahman performed with, and was paid tribute to, by Berklee College of Music at Symphony Hall, Boston, on October 24, 2014. The repertoire for the concert spanned Mr. Rahman's illustrious discography of over 25 years. We are delighted to release all 16 pieces presented at the concert featuring 109 performers from 32 countries representing The Berklee Indian Ensemble, The Berklee World String Ensemble, and Boston University's Indian dance troupe, BU Bhangra.

    This concert was produced by Annette Philip, Artistic Director of Berklee India Exchange.

    Thee Thee & Malargale ft. Mohini Dey
    A. R. Rahman
    string arr. Shachar Ziv

    Electric Bass: Mohini Dey
    Electric Guitar: Prasanna

    Performers:
    Berklee Indian Ensemble

    Annette Philip: director
    Shilpa Ananth: vocals
    Sanjeeta Bhattacharya: vocals
    Dhruv Goel: vocals
    Vasundhara Gupta: vocals
    Rohith Jayaraman: vocals
    Harshitha Krishnan: vocals
    Nalini Krishnan: vocals
    Joakim Molander: vocals
    Armeen Musa: vocals
    Kanika Patawari: vocals
    Purvaa Sampath: vocals
    Ishita Sinha: vocals
    Harini Srinivasa Raghavan: vocals
    Aseem Suri: vocals
    Adriel Tjokrosaputro: vocals
    Sanchitha Wickremesooriya: vocals
    Trinayan Baruah: vocals
    Salil Bhayani: vocals
    Malavika Das: vocals
    Ava Dudani: vocals
    Nicolas Emden: vocals
    Christopher Kazarian: vocals
    Annalisa Lombardo: vocals
    Malwina Masternak: vocals
    Wambura Mitaru: vocals
    Zoya Mohan: vocals
    Paola Munda: vocals
    Lydia Renold: vocals
    Gretchen Schadebrodt: vocals
    Ashwin Shenoy: vocals
    Sahana Simha: vocals
    Pankhuri Singhal: vocals
    Chantal Tribble: vocals
    McKain Webb-Lakey: vocals

    Yazhi Guo: flute, suona, dizi
    Layth Al Rubaye: violin
    Harini Srinivasa Raghavan: violin
    Sashank Navaladi: sarod
    Fares Btoush: oud
    Jacy Anderson: guitar
    Aleif Hamdan: guitar
    Shubh Saran: guitar
    David Milazzo: alto saxophone
    Edmar Colon: tenor saxophone
    Samuel Morrison: baritone saxophone
    Josh Shpak: trumpet
    Michael Wang: trombone
    Annette Philip: piano
    Cheng Lu: keyboard
    Achal Murthy: bass
    Daniel Gonzalez: electronic drum sound
    Kaushlesh Purohit: tabla, percussion
    Ranajoy Das: drums
    Joe Galeota Jr.: percussion
    Patrick Simard: drums, percussion
    M.T. Aditya Srinivasan: tabla, kanjira
    Vignesh Venkataraman: mridangam

    Berklee World Strings Ensemble

    Eugene Friesen: conductor
    Na Young Baik: first violin
    Sarah Hubbard: first violin
    Sumaia Martins: first violin
    Stefano Melillo Melendez: first violin
    Kathleen Parks: first violin
    Tim Reynolds: first violin
    Carlos Silva: first violin
    Yeji Yoon: first violin
    Ludovica Burtone: second violin
    Elise Boeur: second violin
    Adrianna Ciccone: second violin
    Sadie E. Currey: second violin
    Carolyn Kendrick: second violin
    Rosy Timms: second violin
    Tsung-Yuan Lee: second violin
    Choeun Kim: viola
    Brendan Klippel: viola
    Gerson Eguiguren Martinez: viola
    Dan Lay: viola
    John Smith: viola
    Max Wolpert: viola
    Steph Dye: cello
    Marta Roma: cello
    Keizo Yoshioka: cello
    Adrian Zemor: cello
    Nathaniel Sabat: bass
    Matthew Witler: mandolin
    Mairi Chaimbeul: harp
    Allegra Cramer: harp

    Ganavya Doraiswamy: dancer
    Special appearance by Boston University student dancers of BU Bhangra


    Arrangements
    Matthew Nicholl, string arrangements, and orchestral parts preparation


    Recorded live at Boston’s Symphony Hall

    Rob Rose: executive producer
    Tom Riley: executive producer
    Annette Philip: artistic director/producer
    Clint Valladares: artist relations/co producer
    Mirek Vana: co producer
    Dave Wentling: production manager
    Steve Colby: sound engineer
    Kaushlesh Purohit: audio mixing
    Jonathan Wyner: audio mastering
    Reggie Lofton: video producer
    Thistle Communications: video production
    Nicole Egidio: editor

    For more information on Berklee India Exchange, please visit berklee.edu/india #berklee #berkleecollegeofmusic #berklee #berkleecollegeofmusic

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    A. R. Rahman Meets Berklee - Lagaan Medley

    9:57

    Grammy and Academy award winning composer, A. R. Rahman performed with, and was paid tribute to, by Berklee College of Music at Symphony Hall, Boston, on October 24, 2014. The repertoire for the concert spanned Mr. Rahman's illustrious discography of over 25 years. We are delighted to release all 16 pieces presented at the concert featuring 109 performers from 32 countries representing The Berklee Indian Ensemble, The Berklee World String Ensemble, and Boston University's Indian dance troupe, BU Bhangra.

    This concert was produced by Annette Philip, Artistic Director of Berklee India Exchange.

    Lagaan Medley
    A. R. Rahman
    string arr. Lydia Yu-Lin Wang

    Soloists: Nalini Krishnan, Dhruv Goel, Harini Srinivasa Raghavan, Harshitha Krishnan, Ishita Sinha, Shilpa Ananth, Rohith Jayaraman

    Performers:
    Berklee Indian Ensemble

    Annette Philip: director
    Shilpa Ananth: vocals
    Sanjeeta Bhattacharya: vocals
    Dhruv Goel: vocals
    Vasundhara Gupta: vocals
    Rohith Jayaraman: vocals
    Harshitha Krishnan: vocals
    Nalini Krishnan: vocals
    Joakim Molander: vocals
    Armeen Musa: vocals
    Kanika Patawari: vocals
    Purvaa Sampath: vocals
    Ishita Sinha: vocals
    Harini Srinivasa Raghavan: vocals
    Aseem Suri: vocals
    Adriel Tjokrosaputro: vocals
    Sanchitha Wickremesooriya: vocals
    Trinayan Baruah: vocals
    Salil Bhayani: vocals
    Malavika Das: vocals
    Ava Dudani: vocals
    Nicolas Emden: vocals
    Christopher Kazarian: vocals
    Annalisa Lombardo: vocals
    Malwina Masternak: vocals
    Wambura Mitaru: vocals
    Zoya Mohan: vocals
    Paola Munda: vocals
    Lydia Renold: vocals
    Gretchen Schadebrodt: vocals
    Ashwin Shenoy: vocals
    Sahana Simha: vocals
    Pankhuri Singhal: vocals
    Chantal Tribble: vocals
    McKain Webb-Lakey: vocals

    Yazhi Guo: flute, suona, dizi
    Layth Al Rubaye: violin
    Harini Srinivasa Raghavan: violin
    Sashank Navaladi: sarod
    Fares Btoush: oud
    Jacy Anderson: guitar
    Aleif Hamdan: guitar
    Shubh Saran: guitar
    David Milazzo: alto saxophone
    Edmar Colon: tenor saxophone
    Samuel Morrison: baritone saxophone
    Josh Shpak: trumpet
    Michael Wang: trombone
    Annette Philip: piano
    Cheng Lu: keyboard
    Achal Murthy: bass
    Daniel Gonzalez: electronic drum sound
    Kaushlesh Purohit: tabla, percussion
    Ranajoy Das: drums
    Joe Galeota Jr.: percussion
    Patrick Simard: drums, percussion
    M.T. Aditya Srinivasan: tabla, kanjira
    Vignesh Venkataraman: mridangam

    Berklee World Strings Ensemble

    Eugene Friesen: conductor
    Na Young Baik: first violin
    Sarah Hubbard: first violin
    Sumaia Martins: first violin
    Stefano Melillo Melendez: first violin
    Kathleen Parks: first violin
    Tim Reynolds: first violin
    Carlos Silva: first violin
    Yeji Yoon: first violin
    Ludovica Burtone: second violin
    Elise Boeur: second violin
    Adrianna Ciccone: second violin
    Sadie E. Currey: second violin
    Carolyn Kendrick: second violin
    Rosy Timms: second violin
    Tsung-Yuan Lee: second violin
    Choeun Kim: viola
    Brendan Klippel: viola
    Gerson Eguiguren Martinez: viola
    Dan Lay: viola
    John Smith: viola
    Max Wolpert: viola
    Steph Dye: cello
    Marta Roma: cello
    Keizo Yoshioka: cello
    Adrian Zemor: cello
    Nathaniel Sabat: bass
    Matthew Witler: mandolin
    Mairi Chaimbeul: harp
    Allegra Cramer: harp

    Ganavya Doraiswamy: dancer
    Special appearance by Boston University student dancers of BU Bhangra


    Arrangements
    Matthew Nicholl, string arrangements, and orchestral parts preparation


    Recorded live at Boston’s Symphony Hall

    Rob Rose: executive producer
    Tom Riley: executive producer
    Annette Philip: artistic director/producer
    Clint Valladares: artist relations/co producer
    Mirek Vana: co producer
    Dave Wentling: production manager
    Steve Colby: sound engineer
    Kaushlesh Purohit: audio mixing
    Jonathan Wyner: audio mastering
    Reggie Lofton: video producer
    Thistle Communications: video production
    Nicole Egidio: editor

    For more information on Berklee India Exchange, please visit berklee.edu/india #berklee #berkleecollegeofmusic

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    A. R. Rahman Meets Berklee - Jiya Jale

    6:54

    Grammy and Academy award winning composer, A. R. Rahman performed with, and was paid tribute to, by Berklee College of Music at Symphony Hall, Boston, on October 24, 2014. The repertoire for the concert spanned Mr. Rahman's illustrious discography of over 25 years. We are delighted to release all 16 pieces presented at the concert featuring 109 performers from 32 countries representing The Berklee Indian Ensemble, The Berklee World String Ensemble, and Boston University's Indian dance troupe, BU Bhangra.

    This concert was produced by Annette Philip, Artistic Director of Berklee India Exchange.

    Jiya Jale
    A. R. Rahman
    arr. Inna Dudukina and Berklee Indian Ensemble
    string arr. Inna Dudukina

    Soloists: Ishita Sinha, Harshitha Krishnan, Layth Sidiq, Nalini Krishnan, Rohith Jayaraman, Sashank Navaladi

    Performers:
    Berklee Indian Ensemble

    Annette Philip: director
    Shilpa Ananth: vocals
    Sanjeeta Bhattacharya: vocals
    Dhruv Goel: vocals
    Vasundhara Gupta: vocals
    Rohith Jayaraman: vocals
    Harshitha Krishnan: vocals
    Nalini Krishnan: vocals
    Joakim Molander: vocals
    Armeen Musa: vocals
    Kanika Patawari: vocals
    Purvaa Sampath: vocals
    Ishita Sinha: vocals
    Harini Srinivasa Raghavan: vocals
    Aseem Suri: vocals
    Adriel Tjokrosaputro: vocals
    Sanchitha Wickremesooriya: vocals
    Trinayan Baruah: vocals
    Salil Bhayani: vocals
    Malavika Das: vocals
    Ava Dudani: vocals
    Nicolas Emden: vocals
    Christopher Kazarian: vocals
    Annalisa Lombardo: vocals
    Malwina Masternak: vocals
    Wambura Mitaru: vocals
    Zoya Mohan: vocals
    Paola Munda: vocals
    Lydia Renold: vocals
    Gretchen Schadebrodt: vocals
    Ashwin Shenoy: vocals
    Sahana Simha: vocals
    Pankhuri Singhal: vocals
    Chantal Tribble: vocals
    McKain Webb-Lakey: vocals

    Yazhi Guo: flute, suona, dizi
    Layth Al Rubaye: violin
    Harini Srinivasa Raghavan: violin
    Sashank Navaladi: sarod
    Fares Btoush: oud
    Jacy Anderson: guitar
    Aleif Hamdan: guitar
    Shubh Saran: guitar
    David Milazzo: alto saxophone
    Edmar Colon: tenor saxophone
    Samuel Morrison: baritone saxophone
    Josh Shpak: trumpet
    Michael Wang: trombone
    Annette Philip: piano
    Cheng Lu: keyboard
    Achal Murthy: bass
    Daniel Gonzalez: electronic drum sound
    Kaushlesh Purohit: tabla, percussion
    Ranajoy Das: drums
    Joe Galeota Jr.: percussion
    Patrick Simard: drums, percussion
    M.T. Aditya Srinivasan: tabla, kanjira
    Vignesh Venkataraman: mridangam

    Berklee World Strings Ensemble

    Eugene Friesen: conductor
    Na Young Baik: first violin
    Sarah Hubbard: first violin
    Sumaia Martins: first violin
    Stefano Melillo Melendez: first violin
    Kathleen Parks: first violin
    Tim Reynolds: first violin
    Carlos Silva: first violin
    Yeji Yoon: first violin
    Ludovica Burtone: second violin
    Elise Boeur: second violin
    Adrianna Ciccone: second violin
    Sadie E. Currey: second violin
    Carolyn Kendrick: second violin
    Rosy Timms: second violin
    Tsung-Yuan Lee: second violin
    Choeun Kim: viola
    Brendan Klippel: viola
    Gerson Eguiguren Martinez: viola
    Dan Lay: viola
    John Smith: viola
    Max Wolpert: viola
    Steph Dye: cello
    Marta Roma: cello
    Keizo Yoshioka: cello
    Adrian Zemor: cello
    Nathaniel Sabat: bass
    Matthew Witler: mandolin
    Mairi Chaimbeul: harp
    Allegra Cramer: harp

    Ganavya Doraiswamy: dancer
    Special appearance by Boston University student dancers of BU Bhangra


    Arrangements
    Matthew Nicholl, string arrangements, and orchestral parts preparation


    Recorded live at Boston’s Symphony Hall

    Rob Rose: executive producer
    Tom Riley: executive producer
    Annette Philip: artistic director/producer
    Clint Valladares: artist relations/co producer
    Mirek Vana: co producer
    Dave Wentling: production manager
    Steve Colby: sound engineer
    Kaushlesh Purohit: audio mixing
    Jonathan Wyner: audio mastering
    Reggie Lofton: video producer
    Thistle Communications: video production
    Nicole Egidio: editor

    For more information on Berklee India Exchange, please visit berklee.edu/india #berklee #berkleecollegeofmusic

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    Berklee Indian Ensemble - Unnai Kaanadhu Naan

    6:41

    The Berklee Indian Ensemble performs Unnai Kaanadhu Naan” by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy in Studio A at the Power Station at BerkleeNYC. The song was arranged by the Berklee Indian Ensemble. Check out the 360 performance video here:

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    Berklee Indian Ensemble:
    Founder-Director/Piano/Voice - Annette Philip
    BIX Assistant Manager/Voice/Percussion - Rohith Jayaraman
    Voice - Harini Srinivasa Raghavan
    Voice - Harshitha Krishnan
    Voice - Shrivant Singh Vishen
    Keyboard/Voice - Shai Portugaly
    Bansuri/Voice - Srishti Biyani
    Violin - Layth Sidiq
    Guitar - Aleif Hamdan
    Guitar/Buzouki - Yoel Genin
    Bass - Guy Bernfeld
    Percussion - Kaushlesh Garry Purohit
    Tabla/Percussion - Giridaran Subramanian
    Drums - Yogev Gabay

    Power Station at BerkleeNYC:
    Executive Director, BerkleeNYC - Stephen Webber
    Director of Operations - Ian Kagey
    Director of Development - Gavin Berger
    Immersive Content Creator - Glenn Forsythe
    Photographer/Executive Assistant - Ryan Nava
    Administrative Manager - Edica Tello
    Produced and directed by Stephen Webber
    Recorded by Ian Kagey

    Video by Simon Yu Productions
    Director/Editor - Simon C.F Yu
    Camera Operator - Andrei Matorin
    Camera Operator - Nikki Birch

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    A. R. Rahman, Jiya Jale

    6:57

    #berklee #berkleecollegeofmusic Jiya Jale (Dil Se) is a tribute to A. R. Rahman by the Berklee Indian Ensemble in gratitude for his immense contribution to our lives through his inspiring music and journey.

    A. R. Rahman is an Indian composer, singer-songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and philanthropist. In 2009, Time Magazine placed Rahman in its list of World's Most Influential People. In a notable career spanning two decades, he has garnered particular acclaim for redefining contemporary Indian film music, and putting Indian music on the global map, in a way that no other Indian composer/performer has achieved.

    On October 24, 2014, Berklee College of Music will confer A. R. Rahman with an honorary doctor of music degree. Berklee Faculty and students from the Berklee Indian Ensemble will pay tribute to the living legend, who will join them on select pieces in a concert celebrating his music and life at Boston's Symphony Hall.

    Mr. Rahman's visit is a signature event under Berklee India Exchange, a new initiative co-founded by two Indian Berklee alums, Annette Philip (artistic director), and Clint Valladares (artist relations and strategy), as a platform for cultural conversation, through the composition, collaboration, and performance of original Indian music. Proceeds from the concert will go towards a scholarship fund in Mr. Rahman's name for students from India to attend Berklee.

    This is a huge milestone for the Berklee Indian Ensemble, one of largest and most diverse ensembles at the college, with members representing 37 countries, and counting. Founded in 2011 by faculty member, Annette Philip, the ensemble performs an expansive repertoire of Indian classical, semi-classical, folk, Sufi, and contemporary Indo-jazz music, with the ultimate goal of presenting concerts entirely consisting of original student compositions. Every year, there is at least one composition by A. R. Rahman featured in their repertoire.

    Berklee Indian Ensemble
    Jiya Jale (A. R. Rahman)
    From the film Dil Se


    Arrangement: Inna Dudukina
    Vocal arrangement, Producer: Annette Philip
    Instrumental interlude: Berklee Indian Ensemble

    Soloists
    Ishita Sinha: voice, Patna, India
    Harshitha Krishnan, voice, Chennai, India
    Nalini Krishnan, voice, Seattle, Washington
    Rohith Santosh Jayaraman, voice, morsing (jaw harp), San Jose, CA


    Instrumental Soloists
    Yazhi Guo: dizi, Hong Kong, China
    Sashank Navaladi: sarod, New Delhi, India
    Harini Srinivasa Raghavan: violin, Chennai, India
    Layth Al Rubaye: violin, Amman, Jordan
    Patrick Simard: drums, Ottowa, Canada

    Indian Ensemble Choir
    Sanjeeta Bhattacharya, New Delhi, India
    Dhruv Goel, Lucknow, India
    Vasundhara Gupta, Kolkata, India
    Rohith Santosh Jayaraman, San Jose, CA
    Harshitha Krishnan, Chennai, India
    Nalini Krishnan, Seattle, Washington
    Armeen Musa, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Kanika Patawari, Antwerp, Belgium
    Annette Philip, Kerala, India
    Purvaa Sampath, Bangalore, India
    Ishita Sinha: Patna, India
    Harini Srinivasa Raghavan, Chennai, India
    Aseem Suri, New Delhi, India
    Adriel Tjokrosaputro, Surakarta, Indonesia
    Sanchitha Wickremesooriya, Colombo, Sri Lanka


    Strings
    Layth Al Rubaye: violin, Amman, Jordan
    Harini Srinivasa Raghavan: violin, Chennai, India
    Daniel Urbanowicz: viola, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Naseem Al Atrash: cello, Beit Sahour, Palestine
    Victor Manuel Gonzalez Quezada: double bass, Rancagua, Chile

    Rhythm Section
    Annette Philip: piano, Kerala, India
    Aleif Hamdan: electric guitar, Jakarta, Indonesia
    Shubh Saran: electric and acoustic guitar, New Delhi, India
    Achal Murthy: bass, Strassen, Luxembourg
    Ullas Rao: mridangam, Westwood, MA
    Kaushlesh Purohit: tabla, percussion, Jodhpur, India
    Ranajoy Das: cajon, New Delhi, India
    Joe A Galeota Jr.: percussion, Arlington, MA
    Patrick Simard: drums, Ottowa, Canada

    Recorded live at The Record Company
    Simon Katz: recording engineer, mixing engineer
    Chris Geller: assistant engineer
    Pietro Milanesi: second engineer

    Teo Karakolev: videographer, editor
    Kevin Greene: videographer
    Sam Harchik: videographer

    Mastered by M Works Studios
    Jonathan Wyner: engineer #berklee #berkleecollegeofmusic

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    A. R. Rahman Meets Berklee - Dil Se Re

    5:17

    Grammy and Academy award winning composer, A. R. Rahman performed with, and was paid tribute to, by Berklee College of Music at Symphony Hall, Boston, on October 24, 2014. The repertoire for the concert spanned Mr. Rahman's illustrious discography of over 25 years. We are delighted to release all 16 pieces presented at the concert featuring 109 performers from 32 countries representing The Berklee Indian Ensemble, The Berklee World String Ensemble, and Boston University's Indian dance troupe, BU Bhangra.

    This concert was produced by Annette Philip, Artistic Director of Berklee India Exchange.

    Dil Se Re
    A. R. Rahman
    arr. Luis D’Elias
    vocal arr. Annette Philip
    string arr. Luis D’Elias

    Soloist: Sanchitha Wickremesooriya, Dhruv Goel

    Performers:
    Berklee Indian Ensemble

    Annette Philip: director
    Shilpa Ananth: vocals
    Sanjeeta Bhattacharya: vocals
    Dhruv Goel: vocals
    Vasundhara Gupta: vocals
    Rohith Jayaraman: vocals
    Harshitha Krishnan: vocals
    Nalini Krishnan: vocals
    Joakim Molander: vocals
    Armeen Musa: vocals
    Kanika Patawari: vocals
    Purvaa Sampath: vocals
    Ishita Sinha: vocals
    Harini Srinivasa Raghavan: vocals
    Aseem Suri: vocals
    Adriel Tjokrosaputro: vocals
    Sanchitha Wickremesooriya: vocals
    Trinayan Baruah: vocals
    Salil Bhayani: vocals
    Malavika Das: vocals
    Ava Dudani: vocals
    Nicolas Emden: vocals
    Christopher Kazarian: vocals
    Annalisa Lombardo: vocals
    Malwina Masternak: vocals
    Wambura Mitaru: vocals
    Zoya Mohan: vocals
    Paola Munda: vocals
    Lydia Renold: vocals
    Gretchen Schadebrodt: vocals
    Ashwin Shenoy: vocals
    Sahana Simha: vocals
    Pankhuri Singhal: vocals
    Chantal Tribble: vocals
    McKain Webb-Lakey: vocals

    Yazhi Guo: flute, suona, dizi
    Layth Al Rubaye: violin
    Harini Srinivasa Raghavan: violin
    Sashank Navaladi: sarod
    Fares Btoush: oud
    Jacy Anderson: guitar
    Aleif Hamdan: guitar
    Shubh Saran: guitar
    David Milazzo: alto saxophone
    Edmar Colon: tenor saxophone
    Samuel Morrison: baritone saxophone
    Josh Shpak: trumpet
    Michael Wang: trombone
    Annette Philip: piano
    Cheng Lu: keyboard
    Achal Murthy: bass
    Daniel Gonzalez: electronic drum sound
    Kaushlesh Purohit: tabla, percussion
    Ranajoy Das: drums
    Joe Galeota Jr.: percussion
    Patrick Simard: drums, percussion
    M.T. Aditya Srinivasan: tabla, kanjira
    Vignesh Venkataraman: mridangam

    Berklee World Strings Ensemble

    Eugene Friesen: conductor
    Na Young Baik: first violin
    Sarah Hubbard: first violin
    Sumaia Martins: first violin
    Stefano Melillo Melendez: first violin
    Kathleen Parks: first violin
    Tim Reynolds: first violin
    Carlos Silva: first violin
    Yeji Yoon: first violin
    Ludovica Burtone: second violin
    Elise Boeur: second violin
    Adrianna Ciccone: second violin
    Sadie E. Currey: second violin
    Carolyn Kendrick: second violin
    Rosy Timms: second violin
    Tsung-Yuan Lee: second violin
    Choeun Kim: viola
    Brendan Klippel: viola
    Gerson Eguiguren Martinez: viola
    Dan Lay: viola
    John Smith: viola
    Max Wolpert: viola
    Steph Dye: cello
    Marta Roma: cello
    Keizo Yoshioka: cello
    Adrian Zemor: cello
    Nathaniel Sabat: bass
    Matthew Witler: mandolin
    Mairi Chaimbeul: harp
    Allegra Cramer: harp

    Ganavya Doraiswamy: dancer
    Special appearance by Boston University student dancers of BU Bhangra


    Arrangements
    Matthew Nicholl, string arrangements, and orchestral parts preparation


    Recorded live at Boston’s Symphony Hall

    Rob Rose: executive producer
    Tom Riley: executive producer
    Annette Philip: artistic director/producer
    Clint Valladares: artist relations/co producer
    Mirek Vana: co producer
    Dave Wentling: production manager
    Steve Colby: sound engineer
    Kaushlesh Purohit: audio mixing
    Jonathan Wyner: audio mastering
    Reggie Lofton: video producer
    Thistle Communications: video production
    Nicole Egidio: editor

    For more information on Berklee India Exchange, please visit berklee.edu/india #berklee #berkleecollegeofmusic

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    Berklee Indian Ensemble ft Shankar Mahadevan - 5 Peace Band

    10:47

    The Berklee Indian Ensemble is delighted to present “5 Peace Band” featuring renowned Indian composer and vocalist, Shankar Mahadevan. Composed by John McLaughlin, “5 Peace Band” was most notably performed by 'Remember Shakti', the reformation of 1970s indo-jazz fusion group, 'Shakti'. Led by John McLaughlin (guitar) and Zakir Hussain (tabla), 'Remember Shakti' included U. Shrinivas (mandolin), Shankar Mahadevan (vocals), and V. Selvaganesh (kanjira, ghatam, mridangam).

    It was indeed an honor for our Berklee Indian Ensemble musicians to reinterpret such an iconic composition, and collaborate on this live performance with Shankar Ji as part of the fourth Berklee India Exchange (BIX) Artist Residency. We also dedicate this video in tribute to John McLaughlin who will receive an Honorary Doctorate from Berklee College of Music on July 10th, 2017 in Valencia, Spain.

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    Founded in 2011 by faculty member, Annette Philip, the Berklee Indian Ensemble is one of largest and most diverse ensembles at Berklee. Apart from performing original compositions and arrangements, the Berklee Indian Ensemble tours internationally, presents a wide array of South Asian folk, classical, and popular music, and has collaborated with various world renowned artists.

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    “5 Peace Band written by John McLaughlin
    Arranger: Guy Bernfeld
    Shankar Mahadevan vocal solo transcription: Aleif Hamdan and Rohith Jayaraman
    Producer: Artistic Director, Berklee India Exchange: Annette Philip
    Assistant Manager, Berklee India Exchange: Rohith Jayaraman
    Artist Relations: Managing Director, Berklee India Exchange, Clint Valladares

    Berklee Indian Ensemble members:
    Voice: Rohith Jayaraman (San Jose, CA)
    Violin: Layth Sidiq (Amman, Jordan)
    Electric Guitar: Aleif Hamdan (Jakarta, Indonesia)
    Keyboard: Yotam Ishay (Afula, Israel)
    Bass: Guy Bernfeld (Herzliya, Israel)
    Tabla: Giridaran Subramaniam (Bengaluru, India)
    Drum Set: Yogev Gabay (Be'er Sheva, Israel)

    Video Production: Audrey Harrer
    Camera Operators: Audrey H, Kevin Greene, Jeannie Greeley, Joe Barnard, Sam Harchik

    Recorded live at the Berklee Performance Center
    Recording Engineer: Alejandro Rodriguez, Professor, Music Production and Engineering, Berklee College of Music
    Mixing Engineer: Andres González Cardona
    Mastering: Jonathan Wyner #berklee #berkleecollegeofmusic

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    A. R. Rahman Meets Berklee - Yeh Jo Des Hai Tera

    5:54

    Each song from the 2014 concert A. R. Rahman Meets Berklee featuring the Berklee Indian Ensemble will be released on a bi-weekly basis. Yeh Jo Des Hai Tera from Swades is the second of sixteen.

    Grammy and Academy award winning composer, A. R. Rahman performed with, and was paid tribute to, by Berklee College of Music at Symphony Hall, Boston, on October 24, 2014. The repertoire for the concert spanned Mr. Rahman's illustrious discography of over 25 years. We are delighted to release all 16 pieces presented at the concert featuring 109 performers from 32 countries representing The Berklee Indian Ensemble, The Berklee World String Ensemble, and Boston University's Indian dance troupe, BU Bhangra.

    This concert was produced by Annette Philip, Artistic Director of Berklee India Exchange.

    Yeh Jo Des Hai Tera
    A. R. Rahman
    arr. Annette Philip
    string arr. Matthew Nicholl

    Soloists: Shilpa Ananth, Dhruv Goel, Yazhi Guo, Harini Srinivasa Raghavan, Rohith Jayaraman

    Performers:
    Berklee Indian Ensemble

    Annette Philip: director
    Shilpa Ananth: vocals
    Sanjeeta Bhattacharya: vocals
    Dhruv Goel: vocals
    Vasundhara Gupta: vocals
    Rohith Jayaraman: vocals
    Harshitha Krishnan: vocals
    Nalini Krishnan: vocals
    Joakim Molander: vocals
    Armeen Musa: vocals
    Kanika Patawari: vocals
    Purvaa Sampath: vocals
    Ishita Sinha: vocals
    Harini Srinivasa Raghavan: vocals
    Aseem Suri: vocals
    Adriel Tjokrosaputro: vocals
    Sanchitha Wickremesooriya: vocals
    Trinayan Baruah: vocals
    Salil Bhayani: vocals
    Malavika Das: vocals
    Ava Dudani: vocals
    Nicolas Emden: vocals
    Christopher Kazarian: vocals
    Annalisa Lombardo: vocals
    Malwina Masternak: vocals
    Wambura Mitaru: vocals
    Zoya Mohan: vocals
    Paola Munda: vocals
    Lydia Renold: vocals
    Gretchen Schadebrodt: vocals
    Ashwin Shenoy: vocals
    Sahana Simha: vocals
    Pankhuri Singhal: vocals
    Chantal Tribble: vocals
    McKain Webb-Lakey: vocals

    Yazhi Guo: flute, suona, dizi
    Layth Al Rubaye: violin
    Harini Srinivasa Raghavan: violin
    Sashank Navaladi: sarod
    Fares Btoush: oud
    Jacy Anderson: guitar
    Aleif Hamdan: guitar
    Shubh Saran: guitar
    David Milazzo: alto saxophone
    Edmar Colon: tenor saxophone
    Samuel Morrison: baritone saxophone
    Josh Shpak: trumpet
    Michael Wang: trombone
    Annette Philip: piano
    Cheng Lu: keyboard
    Achal Murthy: bass
    Daniel Gonzalez: electronic drum sound
    Kaushlesh Purohit: tabla, percussion
    Ranajoy Das: drums
    Joe Galeota Jr.: percussion
    Patrick Simard: drums, percussion
    M.T. Aditya Srinivasan: tabla, kanjira
    Vignesh Venkataraman: mridangam

    Berklee World Strings Ensemble

    Eugene Friesen: conductor
    Na Young Baik: first violin
    Sarah Hubbard: first violin
    Sumaia Martins: first violin
    Stefano Melillo Melendez: first violin
    Kathleen Parks: first violin
    Tim Reynolds: first violin
    Carlos Silva: first violin
    Yeji Yoon: first violin
    Ludovica Burtone: second violin
    Elise Boeur: second violin
    Adrianna Ciccone: second violin
    Sadie E. Currey: second violin
    Carolyn Kendrick: second violin
    Rosy Timms: second violin
    Tsung-Yuan Lee: second violin
    Choeun Kim: viola
    Brendan Klippel: viola
    Gerson Eguiguren Martinez: viola
    Dan Lay: viola
    John Smith: viola
    Max Wolpert: viola
    Steph Dye: cello
    Marta Roma: cello
    Keizo Yoshioka: cello
    Adrian Zemor: cello
    Nathaniel Sabat: bass
    Matthew Witler: mandolin
    Mairi Chaimbeul: harp
    Allegra Cramer: harp

    Ganavya Doraiswamy: dancer
    Special appearance by Boston University student dancers of BU Bhangra


    Arrangements
    Matthew Nicholl, string arrangements, and orchestral parts preparation

    Recorded live at Boston’s Symphony Hall

    Rob Rose: executive producer
    Tom Riley: executive producer
    Annette Philip: artistic director/producer
    Clint Valladares: artist relations/co producer
    Mirek Vana: co producer
    Dave Wentling: production manager
    Steve Colby: sound engineer
    Kaushlesh Purohit: audio mixing
    Jonathan Wyner: audio mastering
    Reggie Lofton: video producer
    Thistle Communications: video production
    Nicole Egidio: editor

    For more information on Berklee India Exchange, please visit berklee.edu/india #berklee #berkleecollegeofmusic

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    A.R. Rahman - Kun Faya Kun

    11:51

    #berklee #berkleecollegeofmusic A.R. Rahman's “Kun Faya Kun” performed live by The Berklee Indian Ensemble at Symphony Hall, Boston. Sufism, the mystical sect of Islam, is partly characterized by its rich musical tradition, primarily based on the writings of Sufi poets such as Rumi, Amir Khusrau, and Bulleh Shah. Well known for drawing influence from his faith and the Sufi tradition, A.R. Rahman, rearranged this beautiful Qawwali by the Sufi-saint Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya for the 2011 film, Rockstar, with additional lyrics penned by Irshad Kamil.

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    “Kun Faya Kun (A.R. Rahman)
    Arrangement: Berklee Indian Ensemble

    Soloists in order of appearance:
    Dhruv Goel: vocals
    Rohith Jayaraman: vocals
    Sanjeeta Bhattacharya: vocals
    Harini Srinivasa Raghavan: vocals
    Fares Btoush: Oud
    Layth Al Rubaye: vocals
    Malavika Das: vocals
    Annalisa Lombardo: vocals

    This concert was produced by Annette Philip.

    Berklee Indian Ensemble

    Annette Philip - Kerala, India: director
    Shilpa Ananth - Kerala, India: vocals
    Sanjeeta Bhattacharya - New Delhi, India: vocals
    Dhruv Goel - Lucknow, India: vocals
    Vasundhara Gupta - Kolkata, India: vocals
    Rohith Jayaraman - San Jose, CA: vocals
    Harshitha Krishnan - Chennai, India: vocals
    Nalini Krishnan - Seattle, Washington: vocals
    Joakim Molander - Sørum, Norway: vocals
    Armeen Musa - Dhaka, Bangladesh: vocals
    Kanika Patawari - Antwerp, Belgium: vocals
    Purvaa Sampath - Bangalore, India: vocals
    Ishita Sinha - Patna, India: vocals
    Harini Srinivasa Raghavan - Chennai, India: vocals
    Aseem Suri - New Delhi, India: vocals
    Adriel Tjokrosaputro - Surakarta, Indonesia: vocals
    Sanchitha Wickremesooriya - Colombo, Sri Lanka: vocals
    Trinayan Baruah - New Delhi, India: vocals
    Salil Bhayani - Mumbai, India: vocals
    Malavika Das - Kerala, India: vocals
    Ganavya Doraiswamy - Chennai, India: vocals
    Ava Dudani - Brighton, MA: vocals
    Nicolas Emden - Osorno, Chile: vocals
    Christopher Kazarian - Worcester, MA: vocals
    Annalisa Lombardo - Boston, MA: vocals
    Malwina Masternak - Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, Poland: vocals
    Wambura Mitaru - Nairobi, Kenya: vocals
    Zoya Mohan - Newport Beach, CA: vocals
    Paola Munda - Sicily, Italy: vocals
    Lydia Renold - Schönenwerd, Switzerland: vocals
    Gretchen Schadebrodt - Valdivia, Chile: vocals
    Ashwin Shenoy - Manama, Bahrain: vocals
    Sahana Simha - Andover, MA: vocals
    Pankhuri Singhal - Westford, MA: vocals
    Chantal Tribble - Brookfield, WI: vocals
    McKain Webb-Lakey - Bow, WA: vocals

    Yazhi Guo - Hong Kong, China: flute, suona, dizi
    Layth Al Rubaye - Amman, Jordan: violin
    Harini Srinivasa Raghavan - Chennai, India: violin
    Sashank Navaladi - New Delhi, India: sarod, harmonium
    Fares Btoush - Amman, Jordan: oud
    Jacy Anderson - Honoka'a, Hawaii: guitar
    Aleif Hamdan - Jakarta, Indonesia: guitar
    Shubh Saran - New Delhi, India: guitar
    David Milazzo - Bow, NH: alto saxophone
    Edmar Colon - Coamo, Puerto Rico: tenor saxophone
    Samuel Morrison - Seattle, WA: baritone saxophone
    Josh Shpak - Walnut Creek; CA: trumpet
    Michael Wang - Sacramento, CA: trombone
    Annette Philip - Kerala, India: piano
    Cheng Lu - Beijing, China: keyboard
    Achal Murthy - Strassen, Luxembourg: bass
    Daniel Gonzalez - Mexico City, Mexico: electronic drum sound
    Kaushlesh Purohit - Jodhpur, India: tabla, percussion
    Patrick Simard - Ottowa, Canada: drums, percussion
    Ranajoy Das - New Delhi, India: drums
    Joe Galeota Jr. - Wethersfield, CT: percussion
    M.T. Aditya Srinivasan - Chennai, India: tabla, kanjira
    Vignesh Venkataraman - Boston, MA: mridangam

    Recorded live at Boston’s Symphony Hall

    Rob Rose: executive producer
    Tom Riley: executive producer
    Annette Philip: artistic director/producer
    Clint Valladares: artist relations/co producer
    Mirek Vana: co producer
    Dave Wentling: production manager
    Steve Colby: sound engineer
    Kaushlesh Purohit: audio mixing
    Jonathan Wyner: audio mastering
    Reggie Lofton: video producer
    Thistle Communications: video production
    Nicole Egidio: editor #berklee #berkleecollegeofmusic #berklee #berkleecollegeofmusic

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    A. R. Rahman, Yeh Jo Des Hai Tera : Berklee Indian Ensemble and Berklee World Strings

    6:07

    #berklee #berkleecollegeofmusic A. R. Rahman is an Indian composer, singer-songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and philanthropist, known for redefining contemporary Indian film music, and putting Indian music on the global map, in a way that no other Indian composer/performer has achieved.

    On October 24, 2014, Berklee College of Music conferred A. R. Rahman with an honorary doctor of music degree. Berklee faculty and students paid tribute to the living legend, who joined them on select pieces in a concert celebrating his music and life at Boston's Symphony Hall.

    Mr. Rahman's visit was a signature event under Berklee India Exchange, a new initiative co-founded by two Indian Berklee alums, Annette Philip (artistic director), and Clint Valladares (artist relations and strategy), as a platform for cultural conversation, through the composition, collaboration, and performance of original Indian music. Proceeds from the concert went towards a scholarship fund in Mr. Rahman's name for students from India to attend Berklee.


    Berklee Indian Ensemble and Berklee World Strings
    with special guest, A.R. Rahman

    Yeh Jo Des Hai Tera (A.R. Rahman)
    From the film Swades


    Annette Philip: Arranger/Producer, Director - Berklee Indian Ensemble
    Eugene Friesen: Conductor, Director - Berklee World Strings
    Matthew Nicholl: String arrangements, Chair - Contemporary Writing and Production


    Vocal Soloists
    Shilpa Ananth, Kerala, India
    Dhruv Goel, Lucknow, India
    Rohith Santosh Jayaraman, San Jose, CA
    Harini Srinivasa Raghavan, Chennai, India


    Berklee Indian Ensemble Choir
    Shilpa Ananth, Kerala, India
    Sanjeeta Bhattacharya, New Delhi, India
    Dhruv Goel, Lucknow, India
    Vasundhara Gupta, Kolkata, India
    Rohith Santosh Jayaraman, San Jose, CA
    Harshitha Krishnan, Chennai, India
    Nalini Krishnan, Seattle, Washington
    Joakim Molander, Sørum, Norway
    Armeen Musa, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Kanika Patawari, Antwerp, Belgium
    Annette Philip, Kerala, India
    Purvaa Sampath, Bangalore, India
    Ishita Sinha: Patna, India
    Harini Srinivasa Raghavan, Chennai, India
    Aseem Suri, New Delhi, India
    Adriel Tjokrosaputro, Surakarta, Indonesia
    Sanchitha Wickremesooriya, Colombo, Sri Lanka


    Berklee Indian Ensemble Instrumentalists
    Annette Philip: piano, Kerala, India
    Cheng Lu: keyboard, Beijing, China
    Yazhi Guo: suona, Hong Kong, China
    Sashank Navaladi: sarod, New Delhi, India
    Fares Btoush: oud, Amman, Jordan
    Aleif Hamdan: electric guitar, Jakarta, Indonesia
    Shubh Saran: electric guitar, New Delhi, India
    Achal Murthy: bass, Strassen, Luxembourg
    Kaushlesh Purohit: udu drum, tabla, Jodhpur, India
    Ranajoy Das: drumset, New Delhi, India
    Negah Santos: percussion, Sao Paolo, Brazil
    Patrick Simard: octopad, percussion, Ottowa, Canada
    Daniel Gonzalez: electronic drum sound design, Mexico City, Mexico


    Berklee World Strings
    Eugene Friesen, conductor, Los Angeles, CA
    Na Young Baik, Violin I, Seoul, South Korea
    Carlos Felipa Silva, Violin I, Caracas, Venezuela
    Sumaia Martins, Violin I, Santa Cruz, CA
    Yeji Yoon, Violin I, Seoul, South Korea
    Stefano Melillo Melendez, Violin I, Caracas, Venezuela
    Sarah Hubbard, Violin I, Wedtfield, MA

    Elise Boeur, Violin II, Vancouver, Canada
    Adrianna Ciccone, Violin II, Timmins, Canada
    Sadie E. Currey, Violin II, Columbia, MO
    Carolyn Kendrick, Violin II, Stockton, CA
    Rosy Timms, Violin II, Adelaide, Australia
    Tsung-Yuan Lee, Violin II, Taipei, Taiwan

    Max Wolpert, Viola, Crookston, MN
    John Smith, Viola, Augusta, GA
    Brendan Klippel, Viola, Queensbury, NY
    Gerson Eguiguren Martinez, Viola, Quito, Ecuador

    Marta Roma, Cello, Cantonigros, Spain
    Adrian Zemor, Cello, New York City, NY
    Keizo Yoshioka, Cello, Hopedale, MA
    Steph Dye, Cello, St. Louis, MO

    Nathaniel Sabat, Double bass, New York, NY
    Victor Manuel Gonzalez Quezada: Double bass, Rancagua, Chile

    Allegra Cramer, Harp, Gold Coast, Australia


    Recorded live at Berklee College of Music Studios: Shames Family Scoring Stage (Studio 1) and The Ark (Studio 2)
    Alejandro Rodriguez: recording engineer
    Simon Katz: assistant recording engineer, mixing engineer
    Matthew Larson: assistant engineer
    Taylor Marvin: assistant engineer
    McKain Webb-Lakey: assistant

    Teo Karakolev: videographer, editor
    Kevin Greene: videographer
    Sam Harchik: videographer
    Jonathan Williams: additional footage

    Mastered by M Works Studios
    Jonathan Wyner: engineer

    Berklee India Exchange Co Founders
    Clint Valladares and Annette Philip #berklee #berkleecollegeofmusic

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    A. R. Rahman Meets Berklee - Naan Yen

    6:01

    Grammy and Academy award winning composer, A. R. Rahman performed with, and was paid tribute to, by Berklee College of Music at Symphony Hall, Boston, on October 24, 2014. The repertoire for the concert spanned Mr. Rahman's illustrious discography of over 25 years. We are delighted to release all 16 pieces presented at the concert featuring 109 performers from 32 countries representing The Berklee Indian Ensemble, The Berklee World String Ensemble, and Boston University's Indian dance troupe, BU Bhangra.

    This concert was produced by Annette Philip, Artistic Director of Berklee India Exchange.

    Naan Yen
    A. R. Rahman
    arr. Berklee Indian Ensemble
    string arr. Shachar Ziv

    Soloists: Sanchitha Wickremesooriya, Harini Srinivasa Raghavan

    Performers:
    Berklee Indian Ensemble

    Annette Philip: director
    Shilpa Ananth: vocals
    Sanjeeta Bhattacharya: vocals
    Dhruv Goel: vocals
    Vasundhara Gupta: vocals
    Rohith Jayaraman: vocals
    Harshitha Krishnan: vocals
    Nalini Krishnan: vocals
    Joakim Molander: vocals
    Armeen Musa: vocals
    Kanika Patawari: vocals
    Purvaa Sampath: vocals
    Ishita Sinha: vocals
    Harini Srinivasa Raghavan: vocals
    Aseem Suri: vocals
    Adriel Tjokrosaputro: vocals
    Sanchitha Wickremesooriya: vocals
    Trinayan Baruah: vocals
    Salil Bhayani: vocals
    Malavika Das: vocals
    Ava Dudani: vocals
    Nicolas Emden: vocals
    Christopher Kazarian: vocals
    Annalisa Lombardo: vocals
    Malwina Masternak: vocals
    Wambura Mitaru: vocals
    Zoya Mohan: vocals
    Paola Munda: vocals
    Lydia Renold: vocals
    Gretchen Schadebrodt: vocals
    Ashwin Shenoy: vocals
    Sahana Simha: vocals
    Pankhuri Singhal: vocals
    Chantal Tribble: vocals
    McKain Webb-Lakey: vocals

    Yazhi Guo: flute, suona, dizi
    Layth Al Rubaye: violin
    Harini Srinivasa Raghavan: violin
    Sashank Navaladi: sarod
    Fares Btoush: oud
    Jacy Anderson: guitar
    Aleif Hamdan: guitar
    Shubh Saran: guitar
    David Milazzo: alto saxophone
    Edmar Colon: tenor saxophone
    Samuel Morrison: baritone saxophone
    Josh Shpak: trumpet
    Michael Wang: trombone
    Annette Philip: piano
    Cheng Lu: keyboard
    Achal Murthy: bass
    Daniel Gonzalez: electronic drum sound
    Kaushlesh Purohit: tabla, percussion
    Ranajoy Das: drums
    Joe Galeota Jr.: percussion
    Patrick Simard: drums, percussion
    M.T. Aditya Srinivasan: tabla, kanjira
    Vignesh Venkataraman: mridangam

    Berklee World Strings Ensemble

    Eugene Friesen: conductor
    Na Young Baik: first violin
    Sarah Hubbard: first violin
    Sumaia Martins: first violin
    Stefano Melillo Melendez: first violin
    Kathleen Parks: first violin
    Tim Reynolds: first violin
    Carlos Silva: first violin
    Yeji Yoon: first violin
    Ludovica Burtone: second violin
    Elise Boeur: second violin
    Adrianna Ciccone: second violin
    Sadie E. Currey: second violin
    Carolyn Kendrick: second violin
    Rosy Timms: second violin
    Tsung-Yuan Lee: second violin
    Choeun Kim: viola
    Brendan Klippel: viola
    Gerson Eguiguren Martinez: viola
    Dan Lay: viola
    John Smith: viola
    Max Wolpert: viola
    Steph Dye: cello
    Marta Roma: cello
    Keizo Yoshioka: cello
    Adrian Zemor: cello
    Nathaniel Sabat: bass
    Matthew Witler: mandolin
    Mairi Chaimbeul: harp
    Allegra Cramer: harp

    Ganavya Doraiswamy: dancer
    Special appearance by Boston University student dancers of BU Bhangra


    Arrangements
    Matthew Nicholl, string arrangements, and orchestral parts preparation


    Recorded live at Boston’s Symphony Hall

    Rob Rose: executive producer
    Tom Riley: executive producer
    Annette Philip: artistic director/producer
    Clint Valladares: artist relations/co producer
    Mirek Vana: co producer
    Dave Wentling: production manager
    Steve Colby: sound engineer
    Kaushlesh Purohit: audio mixing
    Jonathan Wyner: audio mastering
    Reggie Lofton: video producer
    Thistle Communications: video production
    Nicole Egidio: editor

    For more information on Berklee India Exchange, please visit berklee.edu/india

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    A. R. Rahman Meets Berklee - Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa

    4:06

    Grammy and Academy award winning composer, A. R. Rahman performed with, and was paid tribute to, by Berklee College of Music at Symphony Hall, Boston, on October 24, 2014. The repertoire for the concert spanned Mr. Rahman's illustrious discography of over 25 years. We are delighted to release all 16 pieces presented at the concert featuring 109 performers from 32 countries representing The Berklee Indian Ensemble, The Berklee World String Ensemble, and Boston University's Indian dance troupe, BU Bhangra.
    This concert was produced by Annette Philip, Artistic Director of Berklee India Exchange.
    Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa
    A. R. Rahman
    arr. Annette Philip
    Performers:
    Berklee Indian Ensemble
    Annette Philip: director
    Shilpa Ananth: vocals
    Sanjeeta Bhattacharya: vocals
    Dhruv Goel: vocals
    Vasundhara Gupta: vocals
    Rohith Jayaraman: vocals
    Harshitha Krishnan: vocals
    Nalini Krishnan: vocals
    Joakim Molander: vocals
    Armeen Musa: vocals
    Kanika Patawari: vocals
    Purvaa Sampath: vocals
    Ishita Sinha: vocals
    Harini Srinivasa Raghavan: vocals
    Aseem Suri: vocals
    Adriel Tjokrosaputro: vocals
    Sanchitha Wickremesooriya: vocals
    Trinayan Baruah: vocals
    Salil Bhayani: vocals
    Malavika Das: vocals
    Ava Dudani: vocals
    Nicolas Emden: vocals
    Christopher Kazarian: vocals
    Annalisa Lombardo: vocals
    Malwina Masternak: vocals
    Wambura Mitaru: vocals
    Zoya Mohan: vocals
    Paola Munda: vocals
    Lydia Renold: vocals
    Gretchen Schadebrodt: vocals
    Ashwin Shenoy: vocals
    Sahana Simha: vocals
    Pankhuri Singhal: vocals
    Chantal Tribble: vocals
    McKain Webb-Lakey: vocals
    Yazhi Guo: flute, suona, dizi
    Layth Al Rubaye: violin
    Harini Srinivasa Raghavan: violin
    Sashank Navaladi: sarod
    Fares Btoush: oud
    Jacy Anderson: guitar
    Aleif Hamdan: guitar
    Shubh Saran: guitar
    David Milazzo: alto saxophone
    Edmar Colon: tenor saxophone
    Samuel Morrison: baritone saxophone
    Josh Shpak: trumpet
    Michael Wang: trombone
    Annette Philip: piano
    Cheng Lu: keyboard
    Achal Murthy: bass
    Daniel Gonzalez: electronic drum sound
    Kaushlesh Purohit: tabla, percussion
    Ranajoy Das: drums
    Joe Galeota Jr.: percussion
    Patrick Simard: drums, percussion
    M.T. Aditya Srinivasan: tabla, kanjira
    Vignesh Venkataraman: mridangam
    Berklee World Strings Ensemble
    Eugene Friesen: conductor
    Na Young Baik: first violin
    Sarah Hubbard: first violin
    Sumaia Martins: first violin
    Stefano Melillo Melendez: first violin
    Kathleen Parks: first violin
    Tim Reynolds: first violin
    Carlos Silva: first violin
    Yeji Yoon: first violin
    Ludovica Burtone: second violin
    Elise Boeur: second violin
    Adrianna Ciccone: second violin
    Sadie E. Currey: second violin
    Carolyn Kendrick: second violin
    Rosy Timms: second violin
    Tsung-Yuan Lee: second violin
    Choeun Kim: viola
    Brendan Klippel: viola
    Gerson Eguiguren Martinez: viola
    Dan Lay: viola
    John Smith: viola
    Max Wolpert: viola
    Steph Dye: cello
    Marta Roma: cello
    Keizo Yoshioka: cello
    Adrian Zemor: cello
    Nathaniel Sabat: bass
    Matthew Witler: mandolin
    Mairi Chaimbeul: harp
    Allegra Cramer: harp
    Ganavya Doraiswamy: dancer
    Special appearance by Boston University student dancers of BU Bhangra
    Arrangements
    Matthew Nicholl, string arrangements, and orchestral parts preparation
    Recorded live at Boston’s Symphony Hall
    Rob Rose: executive producer
    Tom Riley: executive producer
    Annette Philip: artistic director/producer
    Clint Valladares: artist relations/co producer
    Mirek Vana: co producer
    Dave Wentling: production manager
    Steve Colby: sound engineer
    Kaushlesh Purohit: audio mixing
    Jonathan Wyner: audio mastering
    Reggie Lofton: video producer
    Thistle Communications: video production
    Nicole Egidio: editor
    For more information on Berklee India Exchange, please visit berklee.edu/india #berklee #berkleecollegeofmusic

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    A. R. Rahman Meets Berklee - Desi Thoughts ft. Prasanna

    4:13

    Grammy and Academy award winning composer, A. R. Rahman performed with, and was paid tribute to, by Berklee College of Music at Symphony Hall, Boston, on October 24, 2014. The repertoire for the concert spanned Mr. Rahman's illustrious discography of over 25 years. We are delighted to release all 16 pieces presented at the concert featuring 109 performers from 32 countries representing The Berklee Indian Ensemble, The Berklee World String Ensemble, and Boston University's Indian dance troupe, BU Bhangra.

    This concert was produced by Annette Philip, Artistic Director of Berklee India Exchange.

    Desi Thoughts ft. Prasanna
    A. R. Rahman
    string arr. Lydia Yu-Lin Wang

    Electric Guitar: Prasanna

    Performers:
    Berklee Indian Ensemble

    Annette Philip: director
    Shilpa Ananth: vocals
    Sanjeeta Bhattacharya: vocals
    Dhruv Goel: vocals
    Vasundhara Gupta: vocals
    Rohith Jayaraman: vocals
    Harshitha Krishnan: vocals
    Nalini Krishnan: vocals
    Joakim Molander: vocals
    Armeen Musa: vocals
    Kanika Patawari: vocals
    Purvaa Sampath: vocals
    Ishita Sinha: vocals
    Harini Srinivasa Raghavan: vocals
    Aseem Suri: vocals
    Adriel Tjokrosaputro: vocals
    Sanchitha Wickremesooriya: vocals
    Trinayan Baruah: vocals
    Salil Bhayani: vocals
    Malavika Das: vocals
    Ava Dudani: vocals
    Nicolas Emden: vocals
    Christopher Kazarian: vocals
    Annalisa Lombardo: vocals
    Malwina Masternak: vocals
    Wambura Mitaru: vocals
    Zoya Mohan: vocals
    Paola Munda: vocals
    Lydia Renold: vocals
    Gretchen Schadebrodt: vocals
    Ashwin Shenoy: vocals
    Sahana Simha: vocals
    Pankhuri Singhal: vocals
    Chantal Tribble: vocals
    McKain Webb-Lakey: vocals

    Yazhi Guo: flute, suona, dizi
    Layth Al Rubaye: violin
    Harini Srinivasa Raghavan: violin
    Sashank Navaladi: sarod
    Fares Btoush: oud
    Jacy Anderson: guitar
    Aleif Hamdan: guitar
    Shubh Saran: guitar
    David Milazzo: alto saxophone
    Edmar Colon: tenor saxophone
    Samuel Morrison: baritone saxophone
    Josh Shpak: trumpet
    Michael Wang: trombone
    Annette Philip: piano
    Cheng Lu: keyboard
    Achal Murthy: bass
    Daniel Gonzalez: electronic drum sound
    Kaushlesh Purohit: tabla, percussion
    Ranajoy Das: drums
    Joe Galeota Jr.: percussion
    Patrick Simard: drums, percussion
    M.T. Aditya Srinivasan: tabla, kanjira
    Vignesh Venkataraman: mridangam

    Berklee World Strings Ensemble

    Eugene Friesen: conductor
    Na Young Baik: first violin
    Sarah Hubbard: first violin
    Sumaia Martins: first violin
    Stefano Melillo Melendez: first violin
    Kathleen Parks: first violin
    Tim Reynolds: first violin
    Carlos Silva: first violin
    Yeji Yoon: first violin
    Ludovica Burtone: second violin
    Elise Boeur: second violin
    Adrianna Ciccone: second violin
    Sadie E. Currey: second violin
    Carolyn Kendrick: second violin
    Rosy Timms: second violin
    Tsung-Yuan Lee: second violin
    Choeun Kim: viola
    Brendan Klippel: viola
    Gerson Eguiguren Martinez: viola
    Dan Lay: viola
    John Smith: viola
    Max Wolpert: viola
    Steph Dye: cello
    Marta Roma: cello
    Keizo Yoshioka: cello
    Adrian Zemor: cello
    Nathaniel Sabat: bass
    Matthew Witler: mandolin
    Mairi Chaimbeul: harp
    Allegra Cramer: harp

    Ganavya Doraiswamy: dancer
    Special appearance by Boston University student dancers of BU Bhangra


    Arrangements
    Matthew Nicholl, string arrangements, and orchestral parts preparation


    Recorded live at Boston’s Symphony Hall

    Rob Rose: executive producer
    Tom Riley: executive producer
    Annette Philip: artistic director/producer
    Clint Valladares: artist relations/co producer
    Mirek Vana: co producer
    Dave Wentling: production manager
    Steve Colby: sound engineer
    Kaushlesh Purohit: audio mixing
    Jonathan Wyner: audio mastering
    Reggie Lofton: video producer
    Thistle Communications: video production
    Nicole Egidio: editor

    For more information on Berklee India Exchange, please visit berklee.edu/india

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    A. R. Rahman Concert Highlights With The Berklee Indian Ensemble

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    A. R. Rahman performed with and was paid tribute to by Berklee College of Music students at Symphony Hall, Boston, on October 24, 2014. This video is a highlight compilation from the concert featuring students in The Berklee Indian Ensemble and The Berklee World String Ensemble. The featured songs are:

    00:00.000 - Rahman enters
    00:28.725 - Bombay Theme - Continuum solo
    01.20.095 - Bombay Theme - layth violin solo
    02:38.291 - Chaiyya Chaiyya
    03:09.905 - Romantic Medley - Uyire
    04:00.024 - Romantic Medley - Thanda
    06:05.365 - Desi Things
    06:58.728 - Thee Thee - Mohini bass solo
    07:42.878 - Thee Thee - Prasanna guitar solo
    08:16.983 - Thee Thee - ending
    09:16.878 - Lagaan
    10:39.420 - Slumdog Millionaire - part 1
    11:36.070 - Slumdog Millionaire - Part 2 - konnokol
    12:17.478 - Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya
    13:25.933 - Naan Yen
    14:25.207 - Epic Medley - Beat of Passion + Humma
    15:54.183 - Epic Medley - Yuva
    16:44.472 - Epic Medley - Rang de Basanti
    18:12.750 - Kun Faya Kun - Part 1
    19:50.378 - Kun Faya Kun - Layth vocal solo
    20:40.235 - Vande Mataram - Part 1
    22:13.023 - Vande Mataram - final overlap chord/applause

    This concert was produced by Annette Philip and featured Prasanna on guitar and Mohini Day on bass.

    Berklee World Strings Ensemble

    Eugene Friesen: conductor
    Na Young Baik: first violin
    Sarah Hubbard: first violin
    Sumaia Martins: first violin
    Stefano Melillo Melendez: first violin
    Kathleen Parks: first violin
    Tim Reynolds: first violin
    Carlos Silva: first violin
    Yeji Yoon: first violin
    Ludovica Burtone: second violin
    Elise Boeur: second violin
    Adrianna Ciccone: second violin
    Sadie E. Currey: second violin
    Carolyn Kendrick: second violin
    Rosy Timms: second violin
    Tsung-Yuan Lee: second violin
    Choeun Kim: viola
    Brendan Klippel: viola
    Gerson Eguiguren Martinez: viola
    Dan Lay: viola
    John Smith: viola
    Max Wolpert: viola
    Steph Dye: cello
    Marta Roma: cello
    Keizo Yoshioka: cello
    Adrian Zemor: cello
    Nathaniel Sabat: bass
    Matthew Witler: mandolin
    Mairi Chaimbeul: harp
    Allegra Cramer: harp

    Berklee Indian Ensemble

    Annette Philip: director
    Shilpa Ananth: vocals
    Sanjeeta Bhattacharya: vocals
    Dhruv Goel: vocals
    Vasundhara Gupta: vocals
    Rohith Jayaraman: vocals
    Harshitha Krishnan: vocals
    Nalini Krishnan: vocals
    Joakim Molander: vocals
    Armeen Musa: vocals
    Kanika Patawari: vocals
    Purvaa Sampath: vocals
    Ishita Sinha: vocals
    Harini Srinivasa Raghavan: vocals
    Aseem Suri: vocals
    Adriel Tjokrosaputro: vocals
    Sanchitha Wickremesooriya: vocals
    Trinayan Baruah: vocals
    Salil Bhayani: vocals
    Malavika Das: vocals
    Ganavya Doraiswamy: vocals
    Ava Dudani: vocals
    Nicolas Emden: vocals
    Christopher Kazarian: vocals
    Annalisa Lombardo: vocals
    Malwina Masternak: vocals
    Wambura Mitaru: vocals
    Zoya Mohan: vocals
    Paola Munda: vocals
    Lydia Renold: vocals
    Gretchen Schadebrodt: vocals
    Ashwin Shenoy: vocals
    Sahana Simha: vocals
    Pankhuri Singhal: vocals
    Chantal Tribble: vocals
    McKain Webb-Lakey: vocals


    Yazhi Guo: flute, suona, dizi
    Layth Al Rubaye: violin
    Harini Srinivasa Raghavan: violin
    Sashank Navaladi: sarod
    Fares Btoush: oud
    Jacy Anderson: guitar
    Aleif Hamdan: guitar
    Shubh Saran: guitar
    David Milazzo: alto saxophone
    Edmar Colon: tenor saxophone
    Samuel Morrison: baritone saxophone
    Josh Shpak: trumpet
    Michael Wang: trombone
    Annette Philip: piano
    Cheng Lu: keyboard
    Achal Murthy: bass
    Daniel Gonzalez: electronic drum sound
    Kaushlesh Purohit: tabla, percussion
    Ranajoy Das: drums
    Joe Galeota Jr.: percussion
    Patrick Simard: drums, percussion
    M.T. Aditya Srinivasan: tabla, kanjira
    Vignesh Venkataraman: mridangam

    Ganavya Doraiswamy: dancer
    Special appearance by Boston University student dancers of BU Bhangra

    Recorded live at Boston’s Symphony Hall

    Rob Rose: executive producer
    Tom Riley: executive producer
    Annette Philip: artistic director/producer
    Clint Valladares: artist relations/co producer
    Mirek Vana: co producer
    Dave Wentling: production manager
    Steve Colby: sound engineer
    Kaushlesh Purohit: audio mixing
    Jonathan Wyner: audio mastering
    Reggie Lofton: video producer
    Thistle Communications: video production
    Nicole Egidio: editor #berklee #berkleecollegeofmusic

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    Berklee Indian Ensemble - Behind The Scenes

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    Take a look behind the scenes of the Berklee Indian Ensemble's 360 audio and video recording at the Power Station at BerkleeNYC. Explore their creative process in this highly immersive project.

    WATCH: Berklee Indian Ensemble - Unnai Kaanadhu Naan (360 Video from Power Station at BerkleeNYC)



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    Berklee Indian Ensemble:
    Founder-Director/Piano/Voice - Annette Philip
    BIX Assistant Manager/Voice/Percussion - Rohith Jayaraman
    Voice - Harini Srinivasa Raghavan
    Voice - Harshitha Krishnan
    Voice - Shrivant Singh Vishen
    Keyboard/Voice - Shai Portugaly
    Bansuri/Voice - Srishti Biyani
    Violin - Layth Sidiq
    Guitar - Aleif Hamdan
    Guitar/Buzouki - Yoel Genin
    Bass - Guy Bernfeld
    Percussion - Kaushlesh Garry Purohit
    Tabla/Percussion - Giridaran Subramanian
    Drums - Yogev Gabay

    Power Station at BerkleeNYC:
    Executive Director, BerkleeNYC - Stephen Webber
    Director of Operations - Ian Kagey
    Director of Development - Gavin Berger
    Immersive Content Creator - Glenn Forsythe
    Photographer/Executive Assistant - Ryan Nava
    Administrative Manager - Edica Tello

    Produced by Stephen Webber
    Recorded and Mixed by Ian Kagey

    Video by Simon Yu Productions
    Director/Editor - Simon C.F Yu
    Camera Operator - Andrei Matorin
    Camera Operator - Nikki Birch

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    Mohini Dey & Steve Vai in Shillong

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    Thanks for the video Thomas Nordegg

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    AR Rahman Song Tu bole Main Boloon In a Concert -Berklee college of music pianist Annette Philip

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    AR Rahman Song Tu bole Main Boloon In a Concert -Berklee college of music pianist Annette Philip

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    Behind the Scene for the AR Rahman show - Berklee Indian Ensemble

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    A. R. Rahman Receives Honorary Doctorate

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    In recognition of his extraordinary contribution to the arts, A.R. Rahman received an honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music on Friday, October 24, 2014.

    A two-time Academy Award winning composer, A. R. Rahman has helped redefine contemporary Indian music. He has sold more than 150 million albums featuring music from more than 100 film soundtracks across many languages, including scores for films such as Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours, Couples Retreat, Jodhaa Akbar, and Million Dollar Arm, among many others. Rahman has been bestowed with the Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri, two of India’s highest national civilian honors, in recognition of his contributions to music. In 2009, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Rahman recently announced initiatives to establish a tradition in western classical music in India and embarked on an ambitious venture to set up the KM Music Conservatory and the KM Music Symphony Orchestra based out of Chennai, India. He plans to provide a platform for non-mainstream music through his music label, KM Musiq. #berklee #berkleecollegeofmusic

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    Berklee, What Is Your Favorite A.R. Rahman Song?

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    A.R. Rahman will perform October 24th, 2014, at Symphony Hall! We're so excited to perform for and with the legend himself. Choosing repertoire from over two decades of music was tough... So we asked members of the Berklee community to help.

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    Berklee Indian Ensemble - Lullabies: Pizmon Layakinton & Kanne Kalaimaane

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    The Berklee Indian Ensemble is delighted to present Lullabies - A medley of two songs, Pizmon Layakinton (Hebrew) and Kanne Kalaimaane (Tamizh). The idea of combining these two compositions evolved during the Spring semester of 2017; a time of much political unrest in the world. As a response the many tumultuous events around us, the Berklee Indian Ensemble decided to work towards getting to know each other better through the art we create. Be it race, gender, religion or economic status, we found that fear of the Other was used time and again, as a tool to divide people. And yet, there are so many similarities we share; innumerable ways we resonate with each other, if we take a moment to look beyond the labels that seemingly define who we are.

    We dedicated our semester to exploring the universal human experiences that we all share, no matter what culture or background we grew up in. We watched documentaries, raised questions, conducted research, had class discussions and debates; all of which influenced our arrangements and new compositions. We named the production, Bridges in honor of our shared humanity and the simple yet profound ways we are connected. After all... Almost every person on the planet has experienced rain, sunlight, hunger, sadness, joy, pain, death, and hope. Every culture has songs of love, of separation, of celebration, of longing... and lullabies.

    The Bridges concert featured musicians from 18 different regions around the world, and sought to intertwine songs and stories that connect the 18 countries we call home: Ecuador, Spain, Nigeria, Australia, China, Singapore, Bahrain, Israel, Jordan, Iraq, Turkey, Canada, the United States, France, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and India.

    We thank the original composers of the two lullabies, Leah Goldberg, Rivkah Gvily (Israel) and Ilaiyaraaja (India) for writing these beautiful melodies, and inspiring our ensemble family.

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    “Lullabies: Pizmon Layakinton & Kanne Kalaimaane”
    Pizmon Layakinton written by Leah Goldberg, Rivkah Gvily (Hebrew)
    Kanne Kalaimaane written by Ilaiyaraaja (Tamizh)
    Arrangement: Yotam Ishay
    String Arrangement: Simone Scazzocchio
    Vocal Interlude: Rohith Jayaraman

    Artistic Director, Berklee India Exchange & Producer: Annette Philip
    Managing Director, Berklee India Exchange: Clint Valladares
    Assistant Manager, Berklee India Exchange: Rohith Jayaraman
    Assistant, Berklee India Exchange: Lydia Renold


    Berklee Indian Ensemble

    Vocal soloists: Shai Portugaly, Rohith Jayaraman

    Choir:
    Aaria Manchanda
    Agney Mulay
    Amira Gill
    Amogh Agarwal
    Annette Philip
    Ashwin Shenoy
    Beven Elankumaran
    Elif Cakmut
    Gerson Eguiguren
    Guy Bernfeld
    Harshitha Krishnan
    Imran Hossain
    Katyayani Krishnan
    Kiran Mani
    Lior Tzemach
    Rachel Singh
    Rohith Jayaraman
    Sahaj Biyani
    Shai Portugaly
    Swarathmika Swaminathan
    Giridaran Subramaniam
    Virginia Garcia Alves
    Yoel Genin
    Yogev Gabay
    Piano: Yotam Ishay, Shai Portugaly

    Strings:
    Violin I: Layth Sidiq, Bengisu Gokce
    Violin II: Tania Mesa, Antoine Beux
    Viola: Anna Stromer, Dan Lay
    Cello: Aodán Collins, George Crotty
    Upright Bass: James Hazlewood Dale

    Conductor: Simone Scazzocchio

    May 9, 2017
    Berklee Performance Center

    Recorded live at the Berklee Performance Center
    Front of House Engineer: Ed Liberatore
    Protools session engineer: Alejandro Rodriguez
    Mixing Engineer: Simone Scazzocchio
    Mastering: Simone Scazzocchio
    Lighting Engineer: Aaron Brown
    Techs/Spot Operators: Akin Orbay & George Pereli
    Visual Design: Andrew Hlynsky
    Costume Coordinator: Gerson Eguiguren
    Ilaiyaraaja Copyright Consultant: E Pradeep Kumar

    Video producer: Reggie Lofton
    Video associate producer: Ken Shifman
    Video director: Max Harchik
    Video engineer: Ian McInroe
    Camera operator: Max Doyle, Nathan Koski - Vacirca, Gitai Vinshtok
    Video editor: Sara Pagiaro, Nicole Egidio

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    AR Rahman Meets Berklee

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    Shankar Mahadevan meets Berkeley Dil Chata

    3:55

    Dil chata shankar Mahadevan #berkleecollegeofmusic #hindi #arrahman #tamil #song #shankarmahadevan

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    Berklee Indian Ensemble ft Indian Ocean - Jhini

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    The Berklee Indian Ensemble had the honor to collaborate with the inimitable band Indian Ocean, pioneers of the Indian rock fusion scene. Working on this rearrangement of Indian Ocean's popular song “Jhini” was not only a great learning experience for the ensemble students, but an incredible amount of fun.

    Indian Ocean, formed in the early '90s, has earned a cult following not only in India, but also globally due to their unique blend of rock, classical music, jazz, and fusion, set to themes of sufism, environmentalism, and mythology.

    About the Berklee Indian Ensemble: Founded in 2011 by faculty member Annette Philip, the Berklee Indian Ensemble is one of largest and most diverse ensembles at Berklee. Apart from performing original compositions and arrangements, the Berklee Indian Ensemble tours internationally, presents a wide array of South Asian folk and classical and popular music, and has collaborated with various world-renowned artists, garnering over 105 million views for their viral videos.

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    “Jhini written by Indian Ocean
    Arrangement: Berklee Indian Ensemble
    Artistic Director, Berklee India Exchange & Producer: Annette Philip
    Managing Director, Berklee India Exchange & Artist Relations: Clint Valladares
    Assistant Manager, Berklee India Exchange: Rohith Jayaraman
    Assistant, Berklee India Exchange: Lydia Renold


    Indian Ocean
    Vocals: Rahul Ram, Himanshu Joshi, Amit Kilam
    Electric Guitar: Nikhil Rao
    Percussion / Gubgubi: Amit Kilam
    Tabla: Tuheen Chakravorty

    Berklee Indian Ensemble
    Voice:
    Aaria Manchanda
    Agney Mulay
    Amira Gill
    Annette Philip
    Avanti Nagral
    Gayathri Karunakar Menon
    Harini Padmanabhan
    Janani Sharma
    Karan Pandav
    Kiran Mani
    Lydia Renold
    Martin Guas
    Muheet Bharti
    Paola Munda
    Rohith Jayaraman
    Sahaj Biyani
    Shai Portugaly
    Shradha Ganesh
    Shrivant Singh
    Swarathmika Swaminathan
    Vasundhara Gupta

    Bouzouki: Yoel Genin
    Violin: Layth Sidiq
    Guitar: Amogh Agarwal
    Keyboards: Shai Portugaly
    Accordion: Yotam Ishay
    Bass: Sharon Renold
    Dholak: Giridaran Subramaniam
    Kanjira & Khartal: Rohith Jayaraman
    Drums & Percussion: Yair Amster



    Session Audio Comping: Yair Amster & Sharon Renold
    Session Editing: Yair Amster

    Video Production: Regina Crisosto Jequier
    Camera Operators: Audrey Harrer, Kevin Greene, Yichen Qian, Athanasios Lazarou, Bas Janssen, Isak Kotecki
    Recorded live at the Record Company
    Recording Engineer: Andres González Cardona
    Assistant Engineer: Paulina Kaczynska
    Mixing Engineer: John Whynot
    Mastering: Johnathan Wyner #berklee #berkleecollegeofmusic

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    Berklee Indian Ensemble - Percussion Jam - Episode 1

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    This semester, the Berklee Indian Ensemble found a whole bunch of instruments that we've never played before - somehow managed to ship it to Boston, and learned how to play them all (fairly decently - well, at least to be able to jam)

    Join us and our special guest, Clinton Cerejo, on Tuesday, Nov 26th at the BPC at 8.15pm for much much more! So much to share! Learning is fun!

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    With members from 34 countries (till date), the Berklee Indian Ensemble provides an open and inclusive creative space for musicians from all over the world to explore, study, interpret, and create music influenced by the rich and varied mosaic that is Indian music today.

    From a Carnatic Thillana or a high adrenaline Konnakol conversation, to Indo-jazz experiments or a Quwali, the ensemble performs an expansive repertoire, with the ultimate goal of presenting concerts entirely consisting of original student compositions.

    Founded in 2011 by Indian Berklee alum and current faculty member, Annette Philip, the group was the first of it's kind at the college. Starting with just 18 members the first semester, the Berklee Indian Ensemble is now one of the largest performing groups at the college, with over 40 musicians at each concert.


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    Berklee Indian Ensemble ft Vijay Prakash - Manmohini Morey

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    The Berklee Indian Ensemble is delighted to release Manmohini featuring the award-winning virtuosic Indian vocalist and composer, Vijay Prakash. Featured in the Indian movie, Yuvvraaj, the song, composed by A.R. Rahman, with lyrics by Gulzar, was rearranged by the Berklee Indian Ensemble for Mr. Prakash's artist residency at Berklee.

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    Founded in 2011 by faculty member, Annette Philip, the Berklee Indian Ensemble is one of largest and most diverse ensembles at Berklee. The ensemble performs a wide array of South Asian music, with the ultimate goal of presenting concerts that consist entirely of original student compositions.

    Vocal Soloists:
    Vijay Prakash, Berklee India Exchange guest artist

    Guitar soloist
    Anton A. Sten: Guitar, Stockholm, Sweden

    Additional interlude composed by Sashank Navaladi, New Delhi, India


    Berklee Indian Ensemble Choir:
    Trinayan Baruah, New Delhi, India
    Sanjeeta Bhattacharya, New Delhi, India
    Ava Dudani, Brighton, Massachusetts
    Dhruv Goel, Lucknow, India
    Vasundhara Gupta, Kolkata, India
    Harshitha Krishnan, Chennai, India
    Katya Krishnan, Singapore
    Malwina Masternak, Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, Poland Sanjana Raja, Chennai, India
    Thara Dhishay Ramamurthy, Manama, Bahrain
    Lydia Renold, Schönenwerd, Switzerland
    Purvaa Sampath, Bangalore, India
    Ashwin Shenoy, Manama, Bahrain
    Lyusi Simon, Moscow, Russia
    Pankhuri Singhal, Westford, Massachusetts
    Ishita Sinha, Patna, India
    Swarathmika Swaminathan, Mumbai, India
    Sanchitha Wickremesooriya, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Taiga Kunii, Tochigi, Japan


    Berklee Indian Ensemble Instrumentalists:
    Annette Philip: Piano, Kerala, India
    Sashank Navaladi: Sarod, New Delhi, India
    Sumeet Sarkar: Violin, East London, South Africa
    Tania Mesa: Violin, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain
    Kathleen Chen: Violin, Los Angeles, California
    Claire Goh: : Violin, Singapore
    Juliana Ponton: Viola, Quito, Ecuador
    Hyo Jin (Jina) An: Viola, Busan, South Korea
    George Crotty: Cello, Toronto, Canada
    Cristobal Cruz-Garcia: Cello, Tijuana, Mexico
    Aleif Hamdan: Guitar, Jakarta, Indonesia
    Anton A. Sten: Guitar, Stockholm, Sweden
    Rishabh Dev Sharma: Guitar, New Delhi, India
    Johnathan Lee: Guitar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Achal Murthy: Bass, Strassen, Luxembourg
    Kaushlesh Purohit: Percussion/Tabla, Jodhpur, India
    Yogev Gabay: Drumset, Be’er Sheva, Israel

    Mixing Engineer: Kaushlesh Purohit
    Recording Engineer: Alex Rodriguez

    Video Production: Berklee Video Services
    Video Producer: Reggie Lofton
    Video Associate Producer: Ken Shifman, Jin Choi
    Video Director: Eli Chess
    Video Engineer: Oscar Brown III
    Camera Operator: Montez Hardy, Ian Ho, Lavender Looi, Joseph Marchuk
    Video Post Production: Sara Pagiaro

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    Support BIX - Berklee India Exchange

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    To support the BIX mission, please visit

    Over the last couple years, Berklee College of Music has launched several India-focused initiatives. The Berklee Indian Ensemble (BIE), founded in 2011, is today, one of the largest and most diverse collectives at the college with over 300 musicians from 40 countries in this ever-growing family.

    In 2013, Berklee India Exchange (BIX) was launched as a platform for cultural conversation to share the spirit of India. We've hosted legendary artists like A.R. Rahman, Shreya Ghoshal, and Shankar Mahadevan; written over 15 original songs; offered workshops in Asia and Europe; created new scholarships for deserving Indian students; and helped our BIX alumni find internships and career opportunities.

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    Berklee Indian Ensemble ft Shankar Mahadevan - Dil Chahta Hai

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    The Berklee Indian Ensemble is delighted to present “Dil Chahta Hai” featuring virtuoso Indian composer and vocalist, Shankar Mahadevan. Written by renowned Indian composer trio, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, “Dil Chahta Hai” was one of the most popular songs from the movie of the same name, released in 2001.

    In 2016, when Shankar Mahadevan joined the Berklee Indian Ensemble for the fourth Berklee India Exchange (BIX) Artist Residency, we used the opportunity to reinterpret this iconic youth anthem in typical Berklee fashion, including musicians from over 10 countries in a brand new interpretation, celebrating the classic “Dil Chahta Hai” melodies combined with modern day jazz and Global nuances.

    The final outcome was a delight and honor for Berklee Indian Ensemble musicians to perform and collaborate with Shankar Ji.

    We also offer this piece in celebration of India’s Independence Day on August 15th, especially to all the youth of India!

    About the Berklee Indian Ensemble: Founded in 2011 by faculty member, Annette Philip, the Berklee Indian Ensemble is one of largest and most diverse ensembles at Berklee. Apart from performing original compositions and arrangements, the Berklee Indian Ensemble tours internationally, presents a wide array of South Asian folk, classical, and popular music, and has collaborated with various world renowned artists garnering over 85 million views for their viral videos.

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    “Dil Chahta Hai written by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
    Arranger: Guy Bernfeld
    Additional vocal arrangement: Annette Philip
    String co arranger: Inna Dudukina
    Horn co arranger: Nerya Zidon

    Producer: Guy Bernfeld
    Artistic Director, Berklee India Exchange: Annette Philip
    Assistant Manager, Berklee India Exchange: Rohith Jayaraman
    Managing Director, Berklee India Exchange: Clint Valladares

    Vocals:
    Sahaj Biyani (New Delhi, India)
    Srishti Biyani (New Delhi, India)
    Amira Gill (New Delhi, India)
    Vasundhara Gupta (Kolkata, India)
    Belyana Hristova (Plovdiv, Bulgaria)
    Rohith Jayaraman (San Jose, CA, USA)
    Blake Johnston (La Center, WA, USA)
    Harshitha Krishnan (Lagos, Nigeria & Chennai, India)
    Katyayani Krishnan (Singapore)
    Agney Mulay (New Delhi, India)
    Annette Philip (Kerala, India)
    Shai Portugaly (Rishon LeZion, Israel)
    Sanjana Raja (Chennai, India)
    Purvaa Sampath (Bengaluru, India)
    Rachel Singh (Mumbai, India)
    Ishita Sinha (Patna, India)
    Swarathmika Swaminathan (Mumbai, India)

    Rhythm section:
    Yogev Gabay - Drums (Israel)
    Guy Bernfeld - Bass (Israel)
    Annette Philip - Piano (India)
    Ron Cha - Keyboard (India)
    Yotam Ishay - Keyboard (Israel)
    Shai Portugali - Moog (Israel)
    Aleif Hamdan - Guitar (Indonesia)
    Yoel Genin - Guitar (Israel)
    Lior Tzemach - Guitar (Israel)
    Giri Subramaniam - Tabla (India)
    Daniel Feldman - Percussion (Mexico)
    Takafumi Nikaido - Percussion (Japan)

    Horns:
    Ron Warburg - Trumpet (Israel)
    Nerya Zidon - Alto Saxophone, flute (Israel)
    Yuval Sorkin - Tenor Saxophone (Israel)
    Yoshie Nakayama - Trombone (Japan)

    Strings:
    Violin I- Layth Sidiq (Jordan)
    Violin II - Bengisu Gokce (Turkey)
    Viola - Dan Lay (USA)
    Cello - Cristobal Cruz-Garcia (Mexico)

    Recorded at Berklee College of Music
    Mark Wessel: recording and mixing engineer
    Cal Brockie: recording engineer
    Yair Amster: recording engineer

    Mastered by Reuben Cohen at Lurssen Mastering, Los Angeles, CA.

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    Berklee Indian Ensemble ft. Armeen Musa - Jaago Piya

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    We are delighted to release Jaago Piya on the auspicious occasion of Bangla Noboborsha, the first day of the Bengali Calendar year 1423. Shubhô Nôbobôrsho from all of us at Berklee College of Music!

    The first in a series of original compositions from the Berklee Indian Ensemble, Jaago Piya was written by Armeen Musa, the first Bangladeshi student to join the Berklee Indian Ensemble. Her mother, Dr. Nashid Kamal wrote the Bengali lyrics which can be found here:

    Over the years, every time the Indian Ensemble performed this piece, the arrangement evolved, with new ideas contributed by different members, until we finally recorded it with students from 17 countries. To us, Jaago Piya is a gentle, loving reminder to stay present, in the moment, to always be hopeful, and live a life filled with gratitude.

    According to Armeen, What inspires me is music. The ability of music to connect to our silent thoughts, be a gift of solidarity, in happiness and sadness, inspires and motivates me, to be a part of motions bigger than myself.

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    A little cultural background:
    Jaago Piya is a collaboration of soundscapes; the melody has a semi classical flavour (classical referring to the classical music of the Indian subcontinent,) with vocal harmony that is rarely used in such a tune. The song being in Bangla, inspired the ensemble to use Bengali colours and clothes for the visual to showcase a bit of Bengali culture.

    The primary theme was using the gamcha (local checked cloth used as a towel) as clothing, scarves, hairpieces inspired by Bangladeshi fashion designer Bibi Russel, who brought the gamcha to the international fashion industry.

    Bengali New Year is a grandly celebrated day of the year in both Bangladesh and West Bengal, a truly colorful occasion, with parades, daylong musical concerts and festivals held in every corner of the country and in homes. The video hopes to capture that beautiful spirit with its own diversity and colours.

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    Composer: Armeen Musa
    Lyrics: Dr. Nashid Kamal
    Vocal arranger, Producer, Director of Berklee Indian Ensemble: Annette Philip
    Arrangement: Berklee Indian Ensemble

    Soloist:
    Armeen Musa, Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Choir:
    Trinayan Baruah, New Delhi, India
    Sanjeeta Bhattacharya, New Delhi, India
    Ava Dudani, Brighton, MA
    Dhruv Goel, Lucknow, India
    Vasundhara Gupta, Kolkata, India
    Harshitha Krishnan, Chennai, India
    Katyayani Krishnan, Singapore
    Malwina Masternak, Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, Poland
    Sanjana Raja, Chennai, India
    Thara Dhishay Ramamurthy, Manama, Bahrain
    Lydia Renold, Schönenwerd, Switzerland
    Purvaa Sampath, Bangalore, India
    Ashwin Shenoy, Manama, Bahrain
    Lyusi Simon, Moscow, Russia
    Pankhuri Singhal, Westford, MA
    Ishita Sinha, Patna, India
    Swarathmika Swaminathan, Mumbai, India
    Sanchitha Wickremesooriya, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Gretchen Schaderbodt, Valdivia, Chile
    Kanika Patawari, Antwerp, Belgium
    MT Aditya Srinivasan: Chennai, India
    Rishabh Dev Sharma: New Delhi, India

    Rhythm Section
    Srishti Biyani: Bansuri/Voice, New Delhi, India
    Sashank Navaladi: Sarod, New Delhi, India
    Layth Sidiq: Violin, Amman, Jordan
    Aleif Hamdan: Guitar, Jakarta, Indonesia
    Anton A. Sten: Guitar, Stockholm, Sweden
    Johnathan Lee: Guitar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Annette Philip: Piano/Voice, Kerala, India
    Achal Murthy: Electric Bass, Strassen, Luxembourg
    Kaushlesh Purohit: Tabla/Percussion, Jodhpur, India
    Yogev Gabay: Drum set, Be'er Sheva, Israel

    Recorded live at Q Division, Somerville
    Recording engineer: Matt Larson
    Assistant engineer: Jake Furgason
    Mixing Engineer: Simon Katz

    Video by 4Reel Productions
    Producer, editor: Teo Karakolev
    Videographer: Kevin Greene
    Production assistants: Dina Benech, Eric Notar

    Mastered by M Works Studios
    Engineer: Jonathan Wyner

    Head Card Designer: Lydia Renold

    Typography
    Achal Murthy, Armeen Musa, Annette Philip, Purvaa Sampath, Harshitha Krishnan, Swarathmika Swaminathan, Vasundhara Gupta, Ava Dudani, Kanika Patawari, Katyayani Krishnan, Lyusi Simon, Pankhuri Singhal, Thara Dhishay Ramamurthy, Yogev Gabay

    Special thanks to:
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    Mohitosh Talukder Taposh for all your gifts
    Bibi Russel for inspiring our outfits. #berklee #berkleecollegeofmusic

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    Clinton Cerejo and Berklee Indian Ensemble - Interview

    3:20

    Clinton Cerejo and students from the Berklee Indian Ensemble share their experience working together in preparation for a live concert in the Berklee Performance Center.

    A versatile multi-instrumentalist, a highly sought-after vocalist and vocal arranger in the booming Indian advertising and film industry, and a gifted and experienced composer, Cerejo has mastered the art of merging Western theoretical and harmonic concepts with Indian classical and folk music. He has worked extensively with acclaimed artists, including A. R. Rahman, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, and Kailash Kher. Cerejo's signature sound is recognized and appreciated not only in India, but in international circles as well. His song Madari, featuring Vishal Dadlani and Sonu Kakkar, went viral on YouTube, scoring more than 1.5 million views.

    Student narrator and interviewer: Anahita Bahri

    Berklee Indian Ensemble students appearing in interview segments:

    Sashank Navaladi: sarod
    Dhruv Goel: voice
    Shubh Saran: guitar
    Kanika Patawari: voice
    Gretchen Schadebrodt: voice
    Aleif Hamdan: guitar
    Annalisa Lombardo: voice
    Chantal Tribble: voice
    Kaushlesh Purohit: tabla, bhapang, khartaal
    Rohith Jayaraman: voice

    Videographer and editor: Teo Karakolev

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    A. R. Rahman Jiya Jale

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    A. R. Rahman Clinic at the Berklee Performance Center

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    A.R. Rahman gives a clinic for Berklee students at the Berklee Performance Center. Listen to Rahman perform music on the continuum (a versatile digital controller and synthesizer), answer questions from students, and speak with a panel including Founder/Director of the Berklee Indian Ensemble, Annette Philip; George Clinton and Alison Plante, Chair and Assistant Chair of the college’s Film Scoring Department; and Kevin Doucette ’05, a Berklee graduate who has worked closely with Rahman on several films, and is now his Musical Director in USA.

    A. R. Rahman visited Berklee in Fall 2014 to work with students, receive an honorary doctor of music degree, and be part
    of a concert celebrating his music and life at Boston's Symphony Hall. Proceeds from the concert were used to create a fund in A. R. Rahman’s name to provide scholarship support for students from India to attend Berklee under the Berklee India Exchange banner. For more information, please visit:



    Recorded live in Berklee Performance center
    Rob Rose: executive producer
    Steve Nichols: house sound
    Oscar Cohen: lighting
    Kumar Pratibimb: spot
    Rafael Ribeiro: spot
    Patrick Shine: stage crew

    Filmed by Berklee Video Services
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    Anthony Medahlia: video engineer
    Lucas Celedon: camera
    James Cronin: camera
    Can Ugur: camera
    Azlan Zarool: camera
    Grayson Kirtland: camera
    Sara Pagiaro: editor #berklee #berkleecollegeofmusic

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    A. R. Rahman, Jiya Jale Reaction

    9:58

    A. R. Rahman, Jiya Jale (Dil Se): Berklee Indian Ensemble (Cover) Reaction

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    A. R. Rahman, Jiya Jale REACTION

    8:05

    A R Rahman, the only Indian musician to ever receive Oscars has been an inspiration all around the world. His contemporary style captures the soul of music. Ever wondered what happens when someone tries to re-create his perfect songs? Well, Berklee College of Music’s Indian Ensemble recreated one of his most beautiful songs, “Jiya Jale” . The students have done a wonderful job mixing music with yet retaining the older one.



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    Tribute to A. R. Rahman by Berklee Students

    16:32

    The Berklee Contemporary Indian Ensemble gave an amazing tribute to A. R. Rahman in their Spring 2012 Recital in The Loft.

    The newly-formed and first ever Contemporary Indian Ensemble at Berklee College of Music showcased classical and contemporary music from the Indian subcontinent, exploring myriad genres of music from Hindustani classical, folk and Quwali, to a tribute to Indian composer, A.R. Rahman.

    Currently a 32-piece ensemble led by faculty member, Annette Philip, the group features student musicians from India, Argentina, Bangladesh, Belgium, Dubai, Equador, France, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Serbia, Sweden, and the United States of America.

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    Cry of Rose by A.R.Rahman Performed by Naveen Kumar with Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra

    6:47

    As part of the Qatar India 2019 year of culture, Naveen Kumar performed Music of Bollywood with Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra sponsered by the Embassy of India in the 8 Feb , 2019 in Qatar National Convention Center - Almayasa theatre.

    This is a performance of the famous song by the grammy winning music director A.R.Rahman, called the Cry of Rose from the movie Roja(1992) I feel privileged to have played for this wonderful movie then and feel thrilled every time I perform it.

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    Artist whom performed Pt.Tanmoy Bose, Pt. Ravi Chary, Ratul Shankar, Madhab Deka, Pervez ji and Pranav Robin.
    Kurt Meister, Executive Director
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    ft.Vijay Prakash, Jonitha Gandhi - Berklee A. R. Rahman Scholarship concert

    11:11

    Perform by Desmond Scaife, Annette philip, Prof. Dennis Montgomery, Elin Sandberg, Aleif Hamdan, Yogev Gabay

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    Berklee Indian Ensemble ft Vijay Prakash - Arz-E-Niyaz by Sashank Navaladi

    6:02

    The Berklee Indian Ensemble is delighted to release our second student original Arz-E-Niyaz by Sashank Navaladi, featuring the award-winning virtuosic Indian vocalist and composer, Vijay Prakash on Mirza Ghalib's 219th birth anniversary. It's the first time the Berklee Indian Ensemble has had a renowned artist perform on a student composition, and hope this will be the first of many such collaborations.

    Hailing from Mysore, Karnataka in India, Vijay Prakash is one of the most sought after Indian playback singers with hits in Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Marathi films. He has performed with the likes of Zakir Hussain, A.R. Rahman, and Taufiq Qureshi at venues like Wembley Stadium, the O2 Arena, WOMAD and Woodstock. He also won the prestigious Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer (Kannada) for the song 'Gatiya Ilidu' from the film 'Ulidavaru Kandante,' and was one of the four vocalists on Jai Ho which won both, a Grammy and an Academy award. The Berklee Indian Ensemble recorded Arz-E-Niyaz with Mr. Prakash during his Berklee India Exchange artist residency at the college in November 2015.

    Our composer, Sashank, was inspired by Arz-E-Niyaz, a poem written by the preeminent Urdu and Persian Sufi poet of the 19th century, Mirza Ghalib. Written in the form of eight couplets, 'arz-e-niyāz-e-ishq' literally translates to the 'supplication for the blessings of love.' Ghalib reflects on the days when the heart was more engulfed in the humility of passion and considered himself a more worthy offering to the beloved. For a detailed translation of the poem, please visit:

    Special thanks to our friends from the literary world for helping us with pronunciation of the Urdu lyrics: Urdu specialist, Salim Arif, and poetess, Sunayana Kachroo

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    Arz-E-Niyaz-E-Ishq Poem: Mirza Ghalib
    Composer/Arranger: Sashank Navaladi
    Producer, Director of Berklee Indian Ensemble: Annette Philip
    A&R: Clint Valladares
    Planning and Logistics: Rohith Jayaraman

    Dance and choreography: Meera Seshadri, Sunnyvale, CA
    Calligraphy: Parham Haghighi, Mashhad, Iran

    Vocal Soloists:
    Vijay Prakash, Berklee India Exchange guest artist
    Harshitha Krishnan, Chennai, India
    Dhruv Goel, Lucknow, India
    Sashank Navaladi, New Delhi, India

    Berklee Indian Ensemble Choir:
    Ava Dudani, Brighton, MA
    Srishti Biyani, New Delhi, India
    Vasundhara Gupta, Kolkatta, India
    Harshitha Krishnan, Chennai, India
    Katyayani Krishnan, Singapore
    Sanjana Raja, Chennai, India
    Thara Dhishay Ramamurthy, Manama, Bahrain
    Lydia Renold, Schönenwerd, Switzerland
    Purvaa Sampath, Bangalore, India
    Gretchen Schadebrodt, Valdivia, Chile
    Lyusi Simon, Moscow, Russia
    Ishita Sinha, Patna, India
    Swarathmika Swaminathan, Mumbai, India

    Berklee Indian Ensemble Instrumentalists:
    Annette Philip: Piano, Kerala, India
    Johnathan Lee: Oud, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Anton A. Sten: Acoustic guitar, Stockholm, Sweden
    Aleif Hamdan: Electric guitar, Jakarta, Indonesia
    Rishabh Sharma: Electric guitar, New Delhi, India
    Achal Murthy: Bass, Strassen, Luxembourg
    M.T. Aditya Srinivasan: Tabla, Chennai, India
    Yogev Gabay: Drums, Be'er Sheva, Israel
    Sashank Navaladi: Additional programming, New Delhi, India

    Dance filmed at Boston Conservatory at Berklee

    Video produced by 4Reel Productions
    Teo Karakolev: videographer and editor
    Kevin Greene: videographer
    Sam Harchik: videographer

    Recorded at Q Division Studios
    Recording Engineer: Calum Brockie
    Assistant Recording Engineer: Kaushlesh Purohit
    Mixing Engineer: Calum Brockie
    Mastering Engineer: Sashank Navaladi

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    Sivamani Percussion Improvisation - Live at Berklee College of Music

    3:29

    Sivamani met and improvised with student percussionists Nêgah Santos from Brazil, Alexis Soto and Sergio Maestre from Venezuela, Kaushlesh Purohit from India, and Takafumi Nikaido during Percussion Weekend 2015.

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    Drum Set: Sivamani
    Pandeiro: Nêgah Santos
    Shaker: Alexis Soto
    Timbales: Sergio Maestre
    Tabla: Kaushlesh Purohit
    Congas: Takafumi Nikaido

    Recording Engineer & Mixing Engineer: Simon Katz
    Assistant Recording Engineer: Avery Ballotta & Calum Brockie

    Video by 4Reel Productions
    Videographer & Editor: Teo Karakolev
    Assistant Camera: Rachel Rodgers

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    Joni Mitchell - A Case of You

    6:40

    This performance of Joni Mitchell's A Case of You features vocalist Julia Gartha and a student orchestra led by conductor Julius Williams as part of the concert Larry Klein Meets Berklee, featuring one of our generation’s most versatile and prolific musicians and producers.

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    A Case of You​​​​​Joni Mitchell
    Lead Vocals: Julia Siobhan Gartha
    Credits: Larry Klein, Producer

    First Violin​​​Gelin Hau, Santiago, Cuba (Concertmaster)
    Alyssa Barker, Manitowoc, Wisconsin (Associate Concertmaster)
    Kate Vaughn, Salt Lake City, Utah
    Dana Zulpyharova, Almaty, Kazakhstan
    Shuang Fan, Hangzhou, China
    Danielle Breitstein, Houston, Texas

    Second Violin​​​Brandon Jackson, La Grange Park, Illinois (Principal)
    ​​​​Raya Wahab, Beirut, Lebanon
    ​​​​Cal Tillman, Bristow, Virginia
    ​​​​Gabriel de Leon, Penang, Malaysia
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    Viola​​​​Veronica Yeracaris, Newton, Massachusetts
    Alice Kek, Gilbert, Arizona
    Jace Kim, Washington, D.C.
    Victoria Kelly, Oxford, Michigan

    Cello​​​​Steven Burnett, Elverson, Pennsylvania (Principal)
    ​​​​Meiling Liu, Chengdu, China
    ​​​​Caitlin Thomas, Leonia, New Jersey
    Michelle Packman, Los Angeles, California

    Bass ​​​​Jeff Halpin, Albany, New York
    Joe Byrne, Sydney, Australia (Principal)

    Trumpet
    Alonzo Demetrius, Plainsboro, New Jersey

    Maureen McMullan, Executive Producer
    Carl Beatty, Producer
    Marty Walsh, Musical Director
    Julius Williams, Conductor
    Noah Hubbell, Assistant Conductor
    Maureen McMullan, Vocal Coordinator
    Ryan Jones, Production Manager
    Michael Borgida, Video Producer
    Reggie Lofton, Video Director
    Loudon Stearns, Technical Director
    Amanda Andrews, Lighting Director
    Ed Liberatore, Front of House Engineer
    Alex Rodriguez, Recording Engineer, Mixing Engineer

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    Ekla chalo re live by Shreya Ghoshal || Shreya Ghoshal meets berklee center

    4:48

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    Berklee, If You Could Meet Any Musician, Who Would It Be?

    1:41

    Berklee students share the number one top musician they would like to meet, dead or alive. Musical idols include Whitney Houston, Duke Ellington, John Williams, and Beethoven!

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    Vocal Coach Reaction - Berklee Indian Ensemble Jiya Jale

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