Mr. Hakim Goes To Berklee
Drummer Omar Hakim, who has recorded hit songs with top artists over the past 40 years including David Bowie (“Let’s Dance”) and Daft Punk (“Get Lucky”), has been named the new Chair of the Percussion Department at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Hakim succeeds John Ramsey, who had been chair since 2008.
“I am thrilled and excited about the possibilities of my new role at Berklee,” says Hakim. “I see this as an incredible opportunity to be a part of one of the best foundational programs in the world for young drummers, and I look forward to identifying new and innovative ways to inspire and prepare Berklee students for successful careers in music.”
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