Berklee Latino, the Mediterranean Music Institute (MMI), and Instituto Cervantes, in collaboration with the HispanoAmerican consulates present a free concert celebrating the Miguel de Cervantes anniversary. The concert will feature Berklee students and faculty, including the Balkan Vocal Ensemble directed by Christiane Karam, and special guest, renowned Spanish artist La Shica, playing Latin and Spanish genres such as tango, salsa, bolero, cumbia, and rancheras. The concert will also include a tribute to the great flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucía, who passed away earlier this year.
Miguel de Cervantes was a Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright, whose influence shaped the Spanish language of today. De Cervantes is best known for his classic epic novel Don Quixote. The Miguel de Cervantes Anniversary Concert is led by MMI artistic director, Grammy Award winner Javier Limón and MMI executive director Matthew Nicholl, musical director and Latin Grammywinner Oscar Stagnaro, and voice instructor Sofia Rei. All of the songs will be arranged by students, coordinated by student arranging supervisor Esther Rojas.