Slideshow: Totó la Momposina
As part of Berklee's Signature Series, the Berklee Performance Center welcomed singer and visiting artist Totó la Momposina on November 5 for a special performance celebrating the music and traditions of Colombia. Backed by a student orchestra with horns and a rhythm section using traditional percussion, the first half of the performance featured student vocalists and arrangers, while the second half centered on a commanding performance by Totó la Momposina herself, featuring dancers from the Colombian Youth Folklore Ballet Bajucol. The band for the sensational performance included vocalist and Berklee alumna Mónica Giraldo ‘02, percussionist Marco Vinicio Oyaga, and bassist and student musical coordinator Esther Rojas.
Watch an excerpt from the concert: