A. R. Rahman, "Yeh Jo Des Hai Tera" (Swades): Berklee Indian Ensemble and Berklee World String
A. R. Rahman is an Indian composer, singer-songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and philanthropist, known 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 conferred A. R. Rahman with an honorary doctor of music degree. Berklee faculty and students paid tribute to the living legend, who joined them on select pieces in a concert celebrating his music and life at Boston's Symphony Hall.
Mr. Rahman's visit was 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 went towards a scholarship fund in Mr. Rahman's name for students from India to attend Berklee.
Berklee Indian Ensemble and Berklee World Strings with special guest, A.R. Rahman
"Yeh Jo Des Hai Tera" (A.R. Rahman) From the film Swades
Annette Philip: Arranger/Producer, Director - Berklee Indian Ensemble Eugene Friesen: Conductor, Director - Berklee World Strings Matthew Nicholl: String arrangements, Chair - Contemporary Writing and Production
Vocal Soloists Shilpa Ananth, Kerala, India Dhruv Goel, Lucknow, India Rohith Santosh Jayaraman, San Jose, CA Harini Srinivasa Raghavan, Chennai, India
Berklee Indian Ensemble Choir Shilpa Ananth, Kerala, India 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 Joakim Molander, Sørum, Norway 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
Berklee Indian Ensemble Instrumentalists Annette Philip: piano, Kerala, India Cheng Lu: keyboard, Beijing, China Yazhi Guo: suona, Hong Kong, China Sashank Navaladi: sarod, New Delhi, India Fares Btoush: oud, Amman, Jordan Aleif Hamdan: electric guitar, Jakarta, Indonesia Shubh Saran: electric guitar, New Delhi, India Achal Murthy: bass, Strassen, Luxembourg Kaushlesh Purohit: udu drum, tabla, Jodhpur, India Ranajoy Das: drumset, New Delhi, India Negah Santos: percussion, Sao Paolo, Brazil Patrick Simard: octopad, percussion, Ottowa, Canada Daniel Gonzalez: electronic drum sound design, Mexico City, Mexico
Berklee World Strings Eugene Friesen, conductor, Los Angeles, CA Na Young Baik, Violin I, Seoul, South Korea Carlos Felipa Silva, Violin I, Caracas, Venezuela Sumaia Martins, Violin I, Santa Cruz, CA Yeji Yoon, Violin I, Seoul, South Korea Stefano Melillo Melendez, Violin I, Caracas, Venezuela Sarah Hubbard, Violin I, Wedtfield, MA
Elise Boeur, Violin II, Vancouver, Canada Adrianna Ciccone, Violin II, Timmins, Canada Sadie E. Currey, Violin II, Columbia, MO Carolyn Kendrick, Violin II, Stockton, CA Rosy Timms, Violin II, Adelaide, Australia Tsung-Yuan Lee, Violin II, Taipei, Taiwan
Max Wolpert, Viola, Crookston, MN John Smith, Viola, Augusta, GA Brendan Klippel, Viola, Queensbury, NY Gerson Eguiguren Martinez, Viola, Quito, Ecuador
Marta Roma, Cello, Cantonigros, Spain Adrian Zemor, Cello, New York City, NY Keizo Yoshioka, Cello, Hopedale, MA Steph Dye, Cello, St. Louis, MO
Nathaniel Sabat, Double bass, New York, NY Victor Manuel Gonzalez Quezada: Double bass, Rancagua, Chile
Allegra Cramer, Harp, Gold Coast, Australia
Recorded live at Berklee College of Music Studios: Shames Family Scoring Stage (Studio 1) and The Ark (Studio 2) Alejandro Rodriguez: recording engineer Simon Katz: assistant recording engineer, mixing engineer Matthew Larson: assistant engineer Taylor Marvin: assistant engineer McKain Webb-Lakey: assistant
Teo Karakolev: videographer, editor Kevin Greene: videographer Sam Harchik: videographer Jonathan Williams: additional footage
Mastered by M Works Studios Jonathan Wyner: engineer
Berklee India Exchange Co Founders Clint Valladares and Annette Philip
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