Berklee College of Music, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Mexico, presents the second edition of Reimagine Mexico: A Musical Celebration, on Thursday, May 5 at 8:00 P.M. The concert will take place at the Berklee Performance Center, located at 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA.
The 90-minute program will feature Berklee students performing original songs written or arranged by Mexican students and a special performance by Berklee alumn Alexander Acha, winner of the Latin Grammy Award for Best New Artist. Acha’s 2008 debut album Voy, reached Platinum and Gold sales in Mexico and remained in the top 5 sales for 15 weeks. His latest album, Claroscuro, was released in 2014. In addition, he represented Mexico at Viña del Mar International Song Festival in Chile 2016 in which he was a finalist, and was granted one of the top three places in both interpretation and composition.
The event celebrates music and young talent of Mexico and Berklee’s advancing global initiatives, which include opportunities for students to experience Latin American culture. At Berklee, students can minor in and pursue focused studies in Latin music performance. Artists can also participate in Berklee Latino, the college’s Spanish-language program, in Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.
The Consulate General of Mexico’s Cultural Program promotes a wide range of activities including various manifestations of art. It projects Mexican traditions through the work of young and creative artists such as the innovative expressions of emerging talents that breaks the stereotypes of Mexico’s image. In this context, the Consulate aims to foster a deeper knowledge of cultural diversity in New England through literature, poetry, cinema, theater, music, visual arts and gastronomy. This year we celebrate the year of Campeche in Boston, we will be promoting through a series of activities its culture and tourism.