DJ Berbere is Jonah Rapino, member of world-renowned Ethiopian funk collective Debo Band, one-third of silent film score performers Devil Music Ensemble, violinist, DJ, singer, and composer. As a resident of Jamaica Plain, Rapino is pushing the boundaries of what a DJ can be as he samples and loops from Middle Eastern, African, and Eastern European underground records and tapes. On top of this framework is Jonah’s innovative violin and vocal synthesis. The end product of DJ Berbere shows his American upbringing but highlights the international village of 21st-century Boston. His dedication and appreciation of visual arts and film makes the MFA Boston a perfect fit for Rapino. As he says in his mission statement, “Creating music that compels, balances, and is sympathetic in interaction with visual art is a great inspiration in my work.”
Part of the Fall Open House. See the full schedule of events.
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
- Admission Free - No Cost for Admission
- Event Type
- Special Event
- Special Instructions
- Rain Location: Edward H. Linde Gallery 168