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
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.
Featuring original music composed and inspired by the works of John McLaughlin, while revisting music selections from legendary Mahavishnu albums of 1970's and 'beyond,' this group re-envisions McLaughlin's masterpieces and celebrates his vibrant solo and ensemble work. The lineup includes master Snehasish Mozumder (doubleneck mandolin), Neel Murgai (sitar), Vin Scialla (drums), Premik Russell Tubbs (woodwinds, original member of Mahavishnu Orchestra), Dan Asher (bass), Swaminathan Selvaganesh (kanjira), & guests.
Theremin Q+A and Demonstration with Pamelia Stickney
A new collaboration with Sameer Gupta (drums/tabla) and Pawan Benjamin (sax/bansuri)
incorporating Stickney's solo theremin orchestra layerings and jazz-inspired bass grooves together with the artistry of Sameer and Pawan who will be opening the listener's ears up to the artistry of Nepalese folk and Indian classical music which they infuse into jazz.
Free. Outdoors. Fresh. | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival