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Berklee Indian Ensemble: Spotlight on Sanchitha Wickremesooriya

Sanchitha blogFrom 60F to 30F in 24 hours, Boston’s weather has been quite a spectacle to experience. As I sit at my dining table, sipping on coffee while it snows outside, Sanchitha Wickremesooriya is enjoying the 80F sunshine in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He laughs when I show him the snow on Skype.

“The sun is where it’s at!” he chuckles. Having finished his last semester at Berklee in the Fall of ‘15, Sanchitha is back in Colombo, multi-tasking and handling various projects. He tells me how he wants to restart his Family Record Label, Sooriya. Surprised, I realize there’s a lot I don’t know about his background.


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Berklee Indian Ensemble: Have you met Harshitha?

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Picture by Dave Green

It’s barely been a couple of weeks since classes began but the Berklee Indian Ensemble is already rehearsing and gearing up for the upcoming performances this semester. After spending two intense hours working with the vocalists and learning the piece Charishnu, Harshitha Krishnan and I walked out of class, humming harmonies. Having known each other for over two years, I told her I wanted to interview her for the blog and she looked at me and chortled. We got a cup of coffee and sat down to talk about her and her journey at Berklee.

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Berklee Indian Ensemble: Have you met Anton?

Students from all over the world come together to learn, understand, and perform Indian music, which is what makes the Berklee Indian Ensemble so unique. AThe ensemble creates an opportunity for students to learn from each other and to create and explore Indian music; giving them the opportunity to make Indian music globally relevant. Anton Ariki Sten, is a Berklee student studying composition and electronic production and design at Berklee, and our resident guitarist. This week I sat down with Anton to learn more about him:

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El Indian Ensemble se presenta este viernes en el Zero Gravity Room

Stefano Melillo Melendez , from smmblogsCaracas Venezuela, is a fifth semester student at Berklee, majoring in Music Business and Contemporary Writing and Production and his principle instrument is violin. 

Stefano Melillo Meléndez, de Caracas Venezuela, en su quinto semestre estudia Music Business y Contemporary Writing and Production y su instrumento principal es el violín

Este semestre ha sido especial para esta agrupación. Después de la presentación y tributo realizado para el gran músico A. R. Rahman en el Symphony Hall, el Indian Ensemble esta listo para su último concierto de este año 2014.

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A.R.Rahman来訪&Midterm Project

yoshieYoshie Nakayama, from Tokyo, is a 4th semester Contemporary Writing and Production major, trombone principal student. She also studies jazz vocals, and vocal ensemble. She graduated Kunitachi College of Music in Tokyo with bachelor of music from music education major. She has license of teaching music in japanese Junior high/high schools.

一週間空いてしまいました。みなさまいかがお過ごしですか。
バークリーでは、先週の金曜日にボリウッドやハリウッド映画音楽の作曲家A.R.Rahmanを迎えてクリニックやコンサートがありました。

私はラーマンという名前を聴いてもピンとこなかったのですが、「スラムドッグミリオネア」の作曲家と言えば、ご存知の方も多いのではないでしょうか。

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