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Berklee Summer Series at Derby Square

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Berklee College of Music's 2012 Summer in the City concert series, presented by Natixis Global Asset Management, brings the free Berklee Summer Series at Derby Square to Salem this summer.

On June 9, multilingual singer-songwriter Amelia Sophia Ali will serenade crowds at 5:00 p.m. Ali performs original work and cover music to send a message to the warring nationso fthe world, to the suffering civilians that hope is alive and peace is upon us. The young freedom fighter writes and sings to inspire unity and action against common threat: whether it is disaster relief, warfare, poverty, or violence.

Born and raised in Boston, Ali's early musical endeavors led her around the world to places like Hong Kong, Beijing, France, London, Brazil, and Ireland. After graduating from Pace University in 2007, Ali landed the opening act for hip-hop mogul Ludacris' bicentennial performance in Pleasantville.

Currently studying composition and arrangement at Berklee, Ali intends to graduate in 2013 with plans to launch a career as an artist, activist, community organizer, and entrepreneur.

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