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Berklee Indian Ensemble ft Shankar Mahadevan - 5 Peace Band (Live at Berklee)

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The Berklee Indian Ensemble is delighted to present “5 Peace Band” featuring renowned Indian composer and vocalist, Shankar Mahadevan. Composed by John McLaughlin, “5 Peace Band” was most notably performed by 'Remember Shakti', the reformation of 1970s indo-jazz fusion group, 'Shakti'. Led by John McLaughlin (guitar) and Zakir Hussain (tabla), 'Remember Shakti' included U. Shrinivas (mandolin), Shankar Mahadevan (vocals), and V. Selvaganesh (kanjira, ghatam, mridangam).
It was indeed an honor for our Berklee Indian Ensemble musicians to reinterpret such an iconic composition, and collaborate on this live performance with Shankar Ji as part of the fourth Berklee India Exchange (BIX) Artist Residency. We also dedicate this video in tribute to John McLaughlin who will receive an Honorary Doctorate from Berklee College of Music on July 10th, 2017 in Valencia, Spain.
About the Berklee Indian Ensemble:
Founded in 2011 by faculty member, Annette Philip, the Berklee Indian Ensemble is one of largest and most diverse ensembles at Berklee. Apart from performing original compositions and arrangements, the Berklee Indian Ensemble tours internationally, presents a wide array of South Asian folk, classical, and popular music, and has collaborated with various world renowned artists.
Shankar Mahadevan:
Berklee Indian Ensemble:
“5 Peace Band" written by John McLaughlin
Arranger: Guy Bernfeld
Shankar Mahadevan vocal solo transcription: Aleif Hamdan and Rohith Jayaraman
Producer: Artistic Director, Berklee India Exchange: Annette Philip
Assistant Manager, Berklee India Exchange: Rohith Jayaraman
Artist Relations: Managing Director, Berklee India Exchange, Clint Valladares
Berklee Indian Ensemble members:
Voice: Rohith Jayaraman (San Jose, CA)
Violin: Layth Sidiq (Amman, Jordan)
Electric Guitar: Aleif Hamdan (Jakarta, Indonesia)
Keyboard: Yotam Ishay (Afula, Israel)
Bass: Guy Bernfeld (Herzliya, Israel)
Tabla: Giridaran Subramaniam (Bengaluru, India)
Drum Set: Yogev Gabay (Be'er Sheva, Israel)
Video Production: Audrey Harrer
Camera Operators: Audrey H, Kevin Greene, Jeannie Greeley, Joe Barnard, Sam Harchik
Recorded live at the Berklee Performance Center
Recording Engineer: Alejandro Rodriguez, Professor, Music Production and Engineering, Berklee College of Music
Mixing Engineer: Andres González Cardona
Mastering: Jonathan Wyner
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