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
Achyut Joshi will present a Hindustani vocal performance starting with khayal, followed by thumri. He will be accompanied by Meghashyam Keshav on the tabla and Rohan Prabhudesai on the harmonium.
In Sanskrit, the word "RAGA" translates to "THAT WHICH COLORS THE MIND". With this inspiration, BRM presents our premier gala, the "RAGALA!" Mingle with your favorite BRM musicians, patrons of the arts, actors, writers, artists, friends, and our music gurus. Connect with others like you, passionate about the music Brooklyn Raga Massive creates. This community will keep classical and contemporary music rooted in Indian traditions alive and well. Together, we are building a strong cultural platform for years to come. Join us in celebrating this growing movement and musical revolution!
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.