Annette Philip on Berklee Indian Ensemble’s Live Concert on India Day at Hatch Shell in Boston

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Annette Philip (Photo by Meredith Nierman)

BOSTON–The Berklee Indian Ensemble from Berklee College of Music will stage a live concert, on August 15th at the Hatch Memorial Shell in Boston to commemorate India’s 75th Independence Day. The event is organized by India Association of Greater Boston (IAGB).

The Berklee Indian Ensemble is one of the hippest performance acts to emerge from Boston. A global viral sensation with over 230 million views, the Ensemble melds classical, folk, Sufi, and contemporary Indian music, with influences ranging from hip-hop and jazz to Middle Eastern and African flavors.

Founded in 2011 by Indian Berklee alumna and faculty member Annette Philip, the Ensemble provides an open and inclusive creative space for musicians from all over the world to explore, study, interpret, and create music influenced by the rich and varied mosaic that is Indian music today.

In an exclusive video interview with INDIA New England News, Ms. Philip talks about her group’s India Day performance as well the 10th anniversary of Berklee Indian Ensemble and the 75th anniversary of the Berklee College of Music.

To view the full interview, please click here, or on the image below.

The Berklee Indian Ensemble has risen to prominence as one of the most storied musical collectives in the country with their unmistakable signature sound, and legendary collaborations with A.R. Rahman, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Shreya Ghoshal, Shankar Mahadevan, Vijay Prakash, Indian Ocean, and Clinton Cerejo, to name a few.

Ms.Philip is Faculty Member at Berklee College of Music, Artistic Director of Berklee India Exchange, Creative Director and Core Vocalist of Women of the World and INDIA New England News Woman of the Year 2016.

Moreover, she is a versatile Indian vocalist, composer/arranger, voice-over artist, pianist, producer and choral specialist, and above all that she thrives on experimenting with the human voice.

In 2003, Ms. Philip founded Artistes Unlimited in New Delhi, one of India’s largest and most diverse performing arts collective. She is also Creative Director and core vocalist of the award-winning international a cappella quartet, Women of the World, who were the 2014 USA National Acapella Champions and 2017 International Acappella Champions.

Ms. Philip has performed with Grammy winning artists such as A.R. Rahman, Bill Whelan, Terri Lynn Carrington, Angelique Kidjo, Philip Bailey, Buster Williams, Jack DeJohnette, Ranjit Barot, Dr. Ysaye Barnwell, and Lew Soloff, besides prolific musicians – Airto Moreira, Nona Hendryx, and Pandit Anindo Chatterjee, to name a few. She serves as a judge on the popular American TV choral contest, WGBH’s “Sing That Thing!” and has won many awards in India and the United States for her work as a musical impresario and thought leader.

This event at Hatch Shell is free. Along with the concert there will be cultural performances by local artists. Surrounding the activity will be the vibrant exhibition booths from various corners of our community. Please visit http://www.iagb.org/sponsorship for exhibition booths and advertisements and showcase your product services to the larger Indian American community. Please contact us at iagb@iagb.org for corporate sponsorships and corporate exhibition booths

Tasty Indian food is also a highlight of IAGB events, and this year promises to be even better with multiple restaurants bringing mouthwatering cuisines from all parts of India.

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