October 30, 2013
PODCAST: Cotton Wine | Berklee College of Music

Here’s an awesome song to get you primed for Halloween: 

August 16, 2013

Christiane Karam is doing some very cool things with the music of the Balkans and the Middle East.

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June 26, 2013
JiffyCast Episode 2 - Featuring "Trent's Head" by Adam Renn Olenn

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March 12, 2013
Dig this: Berklee’s SXSW sampler

Click here to get a taste of all the great bands playing at Berklee’s all-ages SXSW party on Friday, March 15, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at Brush Square Park (East Tent), 409 East 5th Street (Neches and 5th), Austin, Texas.

To hear the songs in their entirety, or download them for free, go here.

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February 26, 2013
Dig this: Farah Siraj

Vocalist Farah Siraj grew up in Amman, Jordan and Spain. At Berklee her studies in world music led her to combine her loves of Middle Eastern modes, flamenco singing, and bossa nova grooves into something new and mesmerizing.

Sung in Jordanian Arabic over a samba, and supported by Arabian instruments like the qanun and darbuka, “Min Ghairak” is a song of love and longing from a distance with a hope of being reunited.

To listen:   http://www.berklee.edu/news/podcast-farah-siraj-06

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February 12, 2013
Dig this: The Fretless

The Fretless is a string quartet that plays fiddle tunes in a way that sounds anything but traditional. The 2012 Canadian Music Awards recognized their virtuosity and artistic cohesion with wins for both Ensemble of the Year and Instrumental Group of the Year.


Click here to listen.

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October 26, 2012
Dig this: Women of the World

Kazuyo Kuriya ‘10, Hinako Sato ’11, Sara Cristal Peña-Coffin ’11, Norika Terada ‘09, and Sue Buzzard ‘10—these five Berklee alumnae make up the world music supergroup Women of the World.

With members representing Japan, India, Italy, Haiti, Mexico, and the United States, Women of the World has performed at Carnegie Hall and Boston’s Symphony Hall, presented at TEDx Boston, and collaborated with the United Nations. 

On September 23, 2012, they took the stage at the Blue Note in New York in support of their debut EP, Koloro, an Esperanto word meaning “color.”


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October 11, 2012

Mike Doughty’s “Fort Hood.”  It’s about Iraq, or the Fort Hood shootings, or every war ever.  It makes me cry.

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August 6, 2012

Indiegirl charm abounding, as always, from Rebecca Loebe.

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July 13, 2012
Dig this: Wilsen

Raised in the United Kingdom and Canada, Wilsen (formerly known as Tamsin) describes her music as influenced by the “warm folk sounds of Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake, with a dash of Feist.” The Brooklyn-based songwriter is preparing to release her first album, Sirens.

Listen to Wilsen’s Dusk.

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