“Jiya Jale” (Dil Se) is a tribute to A. R. Rahman by the Berklee Indian Ensemble for his immense contribution to the world of music. A. R. Rahman was in the list of World’s Most Influential People. He brought a new spice to Indian music with his contemporary style of blending music. Students of Berklee College of Music paid tribute to the living legend, who will be joining them on select music pieces in a concert celebrating his music and life at Boston’s Symphony Hall. Read: A R Rahman to work with singer Anna Beatriz for ‘Pele’ biopic
Mr. Rahman’s visit is a signature event under Berklee India Exchange. It is 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. Founded in 2011 by faculty member, Annette Philip, the ensemble performs an expansive repertoire of Indian classical, semi-classical, folk, Sufi, and contemporary Indo-jazz music, with the ultimate goal of presenting concerts entirely consisting of original student compositions.
The students have done a wonderful job mixing music with yet retaining the older one.