Latin Cultural Celebration 2009: A Whole of Month of Fantastic Latin Music Entertainment at the Berklee College of Music

October 14, 2009 at 1:35 pm Leave a comment

berk l1Berklee hosts many great concerts series and this one, in its 11th year, is going on for the entire month of November. Enjoy Latin music from Cuba, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Venezuela, Panama, and elsewhere. The series is put on by the students themselves who will be performing in addition to Berkelee faculty, alumni, staff, and guest stars. Specially featured will be locally and internationally renown artists, Angel David Mattos, Mili Bermejo, Patricia Elena Vlieg, Oscar Stagnaro, Issac Delgado, Victor Mendoza, Marcus Santos, Taller de Musica Experimental, and Fernando Brandao. For more complete info on each artist along with time and location of the concert, consult the series listing. Series events other than actual concerts, such as workshops and clinics, are for students only and not open to the public, but you might want to look through the general event calendar where you will find other Latin music events listed that are not officially part of this particular series.  Here’s the complete concert schedule at a glance:

Nov. 2nd – Victor Mendoza, vibist (Latin jazz) and Marcus Santos, percussionist (Afro-Brazilian)

Nov. 4th – Angel David Mattos, pianist & the Angel Mattos Quartet  (fusion of Latin and standard jazz, classical,  and Puerto Rican folk) – appearing with the Latin Faculty Big Band

Las Americas Faculty Ensemble (Latin American and Caribbean genres including: Baiao, mambo, Calypso, Afro-Cuban, Afro-cha, Joropo, and tamber)

Nov. 5th – Taller de Musica Experimental (Afro-Caribbean /jazz fusion)                   berk l3

Nov. 9th – Fernando Brandao, flutist (Brazilian)

Nov. 10th – Mili Bermejo, vocalist (Latin folk/jazz fusion)

                       Patricia Elena Vlieg, vocalist/pianist (with Oscar Stagnaro, bassist) (Latin-based fusion with jazz and other genres)

Nov. 12th – Issac Delgado, vocalist (Cuban Salsa and timba) – appearing with his son, pianist, and Berklee students, faculty, and alumni)

 Mr. Delgado will also be appearing at 1:00 p.m. on Nov. 10th & 12th in the Cafe 939

Nov. 16 – Berklee Canta en Espanol Showcase – participants in Spanish language songwriting contest

Nov. 17th – “Boston Meets San Juan” – joint concert of students from Berklee and the Puerto Rico Conservatory (Pan-American, Latin, and standard jazz)

Nov. 18th – Advanced Latin and Jazz Performance Workshop Concert – Berklee students

Nov. 20th – Jose Luis Pagan (1:00 p.m. – David Friend Recital Hall)

Nov. 24th – Latin Jazz Ensemble (Berklee students)

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General Concert Info:

When: November, 2009 (Check listing for exact dates & times)

Where: Various Berklee College of Music venues (Check listing for exact locations)

Maps – Cafe 939, Recital Hall 1W, Berklee Performance Center, David Friend Recital Hall, Berk Recital Hall   

Admission: $10.00 for all performances at the Berklee Performance Center (More ticket info)

                         (Exception – Issac Delgado concert – tickets are $20.00 or $25.00 via Ticketmaster)

                         Performances at all other venues are free (a nice bargain)

More Info: 617-747-2409

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Entry filed under: Annual Events, Concerts, Latin music, Local Artists, Series.

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