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Berklee se viste de música venezolana

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

La música evoluciona y lo hace a través de sus músicos. Este también es el caso de la música venezolana.

Contamos con la visita de tres grandes pioneros de la música venezolana contemporánea. Ellos son: Manuel Rangel (maracas), Rodner Padilla (bajo) y Cesar Orozco (piano).

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Milly Quezada

Nacida el 21 de mayo del 1952 en Santo Domingo es una merenguera dominicana conocida como“La Reina del Merengue”.images

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Carnaval de Barranquilla en Miami

Carnaval de Barranquilla en Miami – a tribute to Wilfrido Vargas, Sergio Vargas, and Milly Quezada. Directed by associate professor Ricardo Monzon, he and the Berklee Merengue Orchestra made the stage come alive as they got the crowd on their feet.

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Merengue and music marketing at the Latin Billboards

Student Paula Giraldo of Berklee’s Latin American Music Business Association is in Miami at the Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards.

Elvis Crespo at the Billboard Latin Music Conference by Berklee College of Music

Tuesday morning: Today was the first official day of conferences of the Latin Billboard Awards. It has been a day of panels and interviews with some of the biggest Latin music stars and business executives. Current students as well as Berklee alumni have met in the conference rooms of the Conrad Condado Plaza, where the Latin Billboards are taking place.

There have been talks about marketing, strategy, songwriting, and more.

An interview with merengue star Elvis Crespo performed by Leila Cobo (Executive Director of Content & Programming for Latin music and entertainment at Billboard) was one of the most entertaining parts of the day. He had a charming and entertaining personality with some very interesting and down to earth views on the business of music.

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