#berklee #berkleecollegeofmusic "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 is an Indian composer, singer-songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and philanthropist. In 2009, Time Magazine placed Rahman in its list of World's Most Influential People. In a notable career spanning two decades, he has garnered particular acclaim 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 will confer A. R. Rahman with an honorary doctor of music degree. Berklee Faculty and students from the Berklee Indian Ensemble will pay tribute to the living legend, who will join them on select pieces in a concert celebrating his music and life at Boston's Symphony Hall.
Mr. Rahman's visit is a signature event under Berklee India Exchange, a new initiative co-founded by two Indian Berklee alums, Annette Philip (artistic director), and Clint Valladares (artist relations and strategy), as a platform for cultural conversation, through the composition, collaboration, and performance of original Indian music. Proceeds from the concert will go towards a scholarship fund in Mr. Rahman's name for students from India to attend Berklee.
This is a huge milestone for the Berklee Indian Ensemble, one of largest and most diverse ensembles at the college, with members representing 37 countries, and counting. Founded in 2011 by faculty member, Annette Philip, the ensemble performs an expansive repertoire of Indian classical, semi-classical, folk, Sufi, and contemporary Indo-jazz music, with the ultimate goal of presenting concerts entirely consisting of original student compositions. Every year, there is at least one composition by A. R. Rahman featured in their repertoire.
Berklee Indian Ensemble "Jiya Jale" (A. R. Rahman) From the film Dil Se
Arrangement: Inna Dudukina Vocal arrangement, Producer: Annette Philip Instrumental interlude: Berklee Indian Ensemble
Soloists Ishita Sinha: voice, Patna, India Harshitha Krishnan, voice, Chennai, India Nalini Krishnan, voice, Seattle, Washington Rohith Santosh Jayaraman, voice, morsing (jaw harp), San Jose, CA
Instrumental Soloists Yazhi Guo: dizi, Hong Kong, China Sashank Navaladi: sarod, New Delhi, India Harini Srinivasa Raghavan: violin, Chennai, India Layth Al Rubaye: violin, Amman, Jordan Patrick Simard: drums, Ottowa, Canada
Indian Ensemble Choir Sanjeeta Bhattacharya, New Delhi, India Dhruv Goel, Lucknow, India Vasundhara Gupta, Kolkata, India Rohith Santosh Jayaraman, San Jose, CA Harshitha Krishnan, Chennai, India Nalini Krishnan, Seattle, Washington Armeen Musa, Dhaka, Bangladesh Kanika Patawari, Antwerp, Belgium Annette Philip, Kerala, India Purvaa Sampath, Bangalore, India Ishita Sinha: Patna, India Harini Srinivasa Raghavan, Chennai, India Aseem Suri, New Delhi, India Adriel Tjokrosaputro, Surakarta, Indonesia Sanchitha Wickremesooriya, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Strings Layth Al Rubaye: violin, Amman, Jordan Harini Srinivasa Raghavan: violin, Chennai, India Daniel Urbanowicz: viola, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Naseem Al Atrash: cello, Beit Sahour, Palestine Victor Manuel Gonzalez Quezada: double bass, Rancagua, Chile
Rhythm Section Annette Philip: piano, Kerala, India Aleif Hamdan: electric guitar, Jakarta, Indonesia Shubh Saran: electric and acoustic guitar, New Delhi, India Achal Murthy: bass, Strassen, Luxembourg Ullas Rao: mridangam, Westwood, MA Kaushlesh Purohit: tabla, percussion, Jodhpur, India Ranajoy Das: cajon, New Delhi, India Joe A Galeota Jr.: percussion, Arlington, MA Patrick Simard: drums, Ottowa, Canada
Recorded live at The Record Company Simon Katz: recording engineer, mixing engineer Chris Geller: assistant engineer Pietro Milanesi: second engineer
Teo Karakolev: videographer, editor Kevin Greene: videographer Sam Harchik: videographer
Mastered by M Works Studios Jonathan Wyner: engineer #berklee #berkleecollegeofmusic