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
BRM is proud to present the outstanding vocalist Ramakrishnan Murthy, considered a torch bearer for the young generation of Carnatic music. Ramakrishnan, born and raised in Los Angeles, moved to Chennai in 2011 and has since established himself as a unique, artistic voice on the music scene. He is touring with two amazing, accomplished US based instrumentalists, Kamalakiran Vinjamuri on violin and Rohan Krishnamurthy on mridangam! This is a great example of North American Carnatic excellence! A concert NOT TO MISS!
Ragas in the Hindustani classical traditions are performed at specific times of day and night as well as during specific seasons. Being at the peak of Spring, this concert will present different ragas and compositions that celebrate the Spring season.
This project shows how the worlds of Indian Classical Music and Modern American Jazz are blossoming together. From musically independent evolution, that happened worlds apart, musical forms are today evolving together and with the musicians on this project, there is a new level in bringing their diverse musical selves out with more depth and clarity and with a genuine love for the unification of Indian Classical and American Jazz music.
Ehren and Sameer are two disciples of the same Guru, Pt Anindo Chatterjee. The repertoire and core musical education they share is what drives their dynamic duo improvisations, and gives a unique life to their rhythmic dialogue. The energy they create is a reflection of a shared, yet individual, the experience of Indian Classical music and particularly the illustrious Farukhabad Gharana of tabla playing. Their music reflects the beauty of brotherhood and coming together to share a journey with two distinct voices providing a collaborative vision in the musical language of tabla.
Free. Outdoors. Fresh. | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival