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Berklee’s Jazz & Hip-Hop Orchestra Performs

Excuse the short notice and Beantown bent of this piece, but tonight the Berklee College of Music’s Jazz Hip-Hop Orchestra (JHO) will take the stage of the school’s Performance Center in Boston to present “Profilin’: Jazz Hip-hop, The Style.”

Directed by Angelamia Bachemin, an assistant professor in the Berklee Percussion Department highly regarded for her knowledge of African and contemporary rhythms, the Jazz Hip-Hop Orchestra does exactly what its name suggests: it blends the two distinctive styles of jazz and hip-hop to form a fresh and unique sound. The JHO performs original music featuring an ensemble that ranges from 14 to 30 members, including rappers, turntablists, a string section, a horn section, and one student on beat box.

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