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Music to the ear - Best of Berklee Indian Ensemble

With members from 42 countries to 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 qawwali, the ensemble performs an expansive repertoire with the ultimate goal of presenting concerts entirely comprising original student compositions (Source: www.berklee.edu). The Berklee Indian Ensemble is one of the largest performing groups at the college with over 40 musicians at each concert. And the Ensemble’s programmes went viral, with hits touching over 1.4 crores.

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

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

"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 - Kun Faya Kun (Berklee Indian Ensemble cover)

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.

A. R. Rahman - Dil Se Re (Berklee Indian Ensemble Cover)

A.R. Rahman's "Dil Se Re" performed live by The Berklee Indian Ensemble and Berklee World Strings at Symphony Hall, Boston.

Uyire & other songs Medley By Berklee Indian ensemble - USA @ 54th Bengaluru Ganesh Utsava..!!

Uyire, Nahi Saamne, Kalvare, Chanda re, Hello Mister Ethirkkatchi - Medley By Berklee Indian ensemble - USA On 6th September 2016 at the 54th Bengaluru Ganesh Utsava...

Vande Mataram song by Berklee Indian Ensemble with V P & R D @ 54th Bengaluru Ganesh Utsava

'Vande Mataram' Song By Berklee Indian Ensemble - USA featuring Vijay Prakash & Raghu Dixit @ 54th Bengaluru Ganesh Utsava On 6th September 2016

Berklee Indian Ensemble ft. Armeen Musa - Jaago Piya

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 ...

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

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...

'Kodagana Koli' by Berklee indian ensemble USA with Raghu Dixit @ 54th Bengaluru Ganesh Utsava

'Kodagana Koli Nungitha' an original by Raghu Dixit Project performed by Berklee indian ensemble - USA featuring Raghu Dixit @ 54th Bengaluru Ganesh Utsava ..

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

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

Berklee Indian Ensemble ft Shankar Mahadevan - 5 Peace Band (Live at Berklee)

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).

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

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.

A. R. Rahman Meets Berklee - Romantic Medley

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.

A. R. Rahman Meets Berklee - Bombay Theme

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

A. R. Rahman Meets Berklee - Chaiyya Chaiyya

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.

Sivamani - Solo Performance at Berklee College of Music

Sivamani performs on his suitcase and drum set at the Berklee Performance Center for the 2015 Berklee Percussion Weekend.

Indian, Middle Eastern, and West African Percussion at Berklee

Indian, Middle Eastern, and West African Percussion at Berklee featuring faculty and students from the Percussion Department.

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

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

Berklee college of music guitar night -Emiliano Santoro-

Hi everyone, this is a performance from Guitar Night: Rock Pop 2016 at Berklee College of Music. Song's name: Cascada Guitar: Emiliano Santoro Bass: Pedro Lobato
Keyboard: Dahoon Noh
Drums: Giovanni Fortunato...

JAHZL Fusion Band - Purple Bird (cover) Berklee college of Music Bass department Student concert

Another song called Purple Bird by Casiopea that we played that night. A big thanks to Mr.John Repucci for hosting an amazing concert. Luke Sairattanyu - BasSairattanyu - Bass

Johannes Gritschacher - Drums

Zayn Mohammed - Guitar

Hanseop Kim - Piano

Alfredo Ayala - Keyboard...

Dwele - Must Be (Cover by Berklee Dwele Ensemble)

The Berklee Dwele Ensemble performing "They Already Know" by Nikko Ielasi and "Must Be" by Dwele.

A. R. Rahman Meets Berklee - Lagaan Medley

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

A. R. Rahman Meets Berklee - Epic Medley (12 of 16)

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.

A. R. Rahman Meets Berklee - Slumdog Millionaire Medley

Grammy and Academy award winning composer, A. R. Rahman performed with, and was paid tribute to, by Berklee College of Music

A. R. Rahman Meets Berklee - Vande Mataram

Grammy and Academy award winning composer, A. R. Rahman performed with, and was paid tribute to, by Berklee College of Music