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30 Berklee students to perform with Alejandro Sanz at the Latin Grammy Awards on Thursday, November 21
(Published: November 20, 2013)

Berklee College of Music students have been invited to perform alongside Spanish superstar Alejandro Sanz during the 2013 Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas. The students were invited by Javier Limón, Artistic Director of the Mediterranean Music Institute at Berklee. The Latin Grammy Awards air on the Univision Network, Thursday, November 21 at 8:00 pm (ET/PT). Watch online at LatinGrammy.com/es/en-viv....

The opportunity for students to perform at the ceremony comes after an epic performance with Sanz the night he was awarded a Berklee honorary doctorate. "A few weeks ago, I had the honor to introduce my dear friend Alejandro Sanz to the Berklee community in the best way he deserves. Now the magic continues with this special trip to the Latin Grammys with 30 exceptional students from Berklee," said Limón. "These are the kind of initiatives led by the Mediterranean Music Institute."

The students performing at the Latin Grammy award ceremony represent Berklee's diversity with musicians hailing from Latin American countries like Venezuela, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, Cuba, and Colombia; as well as Greece, Spain, Jordan, Israel, Palestine, and the United States. With more than thirty percent of the student population representing more than 91 countries, Berklee students gain an appreciation of the rich variety and interdependence of cultural traditions around the world.

Berklee alumni and faculty are nominated for 12 Latin Grammy Awards this year.

The Mediterranean Music Institute at Berklee
The Mediterranean Music Institute (MMI) is part of Berklee's Valencia campus activities as well as a focused area of study at Berklee in Boston. Its mission is to study Mediterranean musical traditions, to contribute to the cultural exchange of folk-based music from the various regions of the Mediterranean, to promote them internationally, and to support young and emerging talent from the area through scholarships and coursework. The MMI will bring performers, artists, teachers, scholars, and students together to research, study, and perform various styles, gaining insight and experiences that will lead to the formulation of pedagogical standards.

More Information: http://www.berklee.edu


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