BOSTON, MA (April 23, 2015)—On Monday, May 4, 2015, Emerson College and Berklee College of Music, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Mexico, present Reimagine Mexico: A Musical Celebration. The concert starts at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm) at Emerson’s Paramount Center Mainstage, located at 559 Washington Street, Boston. It is open to the public and free with an eventbrite.com online reservation.
The event celebrates the music and young talent of Mexico and both Emerson and Berklee’s advancing global initiatives, which include opportunities for students to experience Latin American culture. At Berklee, students can participate in the College’s Spanish-language program, Berklee Latino, in Mexico and Colombia; minor in Latin music performance; and pursue focused studies in Latin music. Emerson College students can participate annually in the Rosarito Public Diplomacy Workshop in Rosarito, Mexico, and the Proyecto Boston-Medellín initiative in Colombia. In addition, Emerson students minoring in Global and Post-Colonial Studies, among other disciplines, can engage in education abroad programs throughout Latin America and the world.
The Consulate of Mexico’s cultural program promotes and projects the art, music, traditions and creativity of Mexico, through the work of well-established artists as well as the innovative expressions of emerging talents. The Reimagine Mexico concert is the result of a partnerships with Berklee College of Music and Emerson College with the objective of fostering a deeper knowledge of its diverse culture in New England.
The 90-minute concert program will feature Berklee students performing Mexican hits and original songs written by Mexican students, and a special performance by Mexican jazz singer Magos Herrera, who, according to Jazz Times, “is establishing herself among the best singers in jazz.”
About Berklee College of Music
Berklee College of Music was founded on the revolutionary principle that the best way to prepare students for careers in music is through the study and practice of contemporary music. For 70 years, the College has evolved to reflect the current state of the music industry, leading the way with baccalaureate studies in performance, music business/management, songwriting, music therapy, film scoring, and more. With a focus on global learning, Berklee in Valencia, a new campus in Spain, is hosting the College’s first graduate programs, while Berklee Online serves distance learners worldwide with extension classes and degree-granting programs. Berklee Latino is the College’s first-ever program to feature an all-Spanish language curriculum. The one-week program is led by artistic director and Latin Grammy winner Javier Limón and academic director and Latin Grammy winner Oscar Stagnaro. Berklee Latino offers Spanish-speaking students from around the world the opportunity to learn from Berklee faculty and explore the essence of Latin music. The next program will take place June 15–20 in Mexico City.
About Emerson College
Located in Boston, Massachusetts, opposite historic Boston Common and in the heart of the city’s Theatre District, Emerson is the only four-year private college in the United States devoted to teaching communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. The College has 3,750 undergraduates and 750 graduate students from across the United States and 50 countries. Supported by state-of-the-art facilities and a renowned faculty, students participate in more than 90 student organizations and performance groups. Emerson’s Office of Education Abroad and Domestic Programs provides students with opportunities to explore their academic goals and expand their cultural knowledge in six other cities beyond Boston, including international settings and global environments from the Netherlands and China to Mexico and the Czech Republic. A new permanent facility on Sunset Boulevard for its LA-based program opened officially in March 2014.