Brooklyn Raga Massive (BRM) is an artist collective dedicated to creating cross-cultural understanding through the lens of Indian classical and Raga inspired music. It is comprised of forward thinking musicians rooted in both traditional Indian and South Asian classical music, as well as cross-cultural Raga inspired music. Hailed as “Leaders of the Raga Renaissance” by the New Yorker, BRM creates original composed music by BRM member musicians and represented ensembles, presents over 7o concerts annually with an ongoing weekly concert and raga jam session series and specialty concerts, and co-presents an annual 24 Ragas Live festival. In particular, the culturally inclusive nature of BRM has not only built a strong community, but has become an incubator of new music collaborations with sounds indigenous to Brooklyn.
BRM is 501c3 non-profit organization
Concerts from 40+ BRM musicians, bands from the collective, & BRM projects, such as: Tradition to Innovation, BRM's Terry Riley IN-C Tribute, Coltrane Raga Tribute, Women's Raga Massive, Raga Cubana, and more...
Intimate Weekly Concerts with an innovative musician's hang and jam session - running since 2012
Classes, workshops, reading materials, blogs, and more...
Concerts featuring world renowned maestros
Album releases from the collective
Expect a fascinating, novel dialogue among soulful strains of music—Indian classical, Jewish, and American roots music—when Andy Statman joins forces with members of Brooklyn Raga Massive: Jay Gandhi, David Ellenbogen, Ehren Hanson, Mari Tanaka and special guests.
Mysore Karthik and Arun Ramamurthy are musical family. Karthik is the son of violin virtuoso Mysore Nagaraj, and is a brilliant violinist on his first US tour. Arun studied with brothers Nagaraj & Manjunath in the same house as Karthik, both of them absorbing similar styles. In this long-overdue meeting, they present a violin duet.
Hindustani classical performance features a rare jugalbandi of vocal and sitar. The sonorous vocals of Amit Chakraborty and the tuneful sitar of Ravi Rao will be accompanied by Polash Gomes on tabla.
Brian (Shankar) Adler builds surreal musical landscapes and structures out of textless mantras, disintegrating drones, and mind-bending polyrhythms. At this performance, the ensemble will celebrate the release of their new album: Fourth Dimension.