Tune in live to Birncore on Thursday, March 30th for a special Thursday night edition of BIRN Alive featuring Brooklyn, NY's Oshwa. Tune live for an exclusive live performance and interview! The show starts at 8PM EST.
Tune in live to BIRN1 on Saturday, April 1st for a very special edition of BIRN Alive as we present a live performance from Berklee's Afro Pop Ensemble. The Ensemble pays tribute to one of the grandfathers of Afrobeat, Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Fela was the Nigerian musician, composer, band leader, and political activist who lead pioneering bands like Africa 70 and Egypt 80. He blended Highlife, Jazz, and R&B into the style known as Afrobeat. He was an outspoken critic of corrupt Nigerian governments. Many of his songs relate to his Pan-Africanist positions. Twenty years ago this August, he died at the age of 58. Professor, Bob Pilkington adds, "The creation of the Berklee Afro-Pop Ensemble in 1986 was inspired by the music of Fela. We have performed his music every semester since then. On the twentieth anniversary of his loss, we dedicate our performance to him and his music." This special live broadcast from the Red Room at Cafe 939 starts at 3:30PM EST. The live performance is free and open to anyone with a Berklee ID.
Looking for a live broadcast of an open mic? We’ve got just the thing for you! On Monday, March 27th, BIRNCore will be broadcasting BOOM (Berklee Original Open Mic) LIVE from The Red Room @ Cafe 939, and accessible from anywhere around the world!
The show starts at 7PM EST, check it out: thebirn.com