BRM Weekly: K.G. Westman & Mir Naqibul Islam
Oct
3
8:00 PM20:00

BRM Weekly: K.G. Westman & Mir Naqibul Islam

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From the meditative to the ecstatic, raga presentation has always been about bringing out the mood of the raga to color the minds of the listeners. This night we have artists representing the global widespread of Hindusthani music performing in a very traditional style on the most iconic of instruments -the sitar and tabla.

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BRM Ragala
Nov
16
to Nov 17

BRM Ragala

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!

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Alexandre Tannous + Brooklyn Raga Massive
Sep
18
7:00 PM19:00

Alexandre Tannous + Brooklyn Raga Massive

Alexandre Tannous, sound researcher, sound therapist and ethnomusicologist will lead an experiential exploration of the effects of this unique system of sound, consciousness, and spirituality with key members Brooklyn Raga Massive.

Beginning with a presentation and a discussion which give context to this music, Alexandre will lead a sound meditation that will incorporate musical experiences from Neel Murgai (overtone loops), Arun Ramamurthy (Carnatic Violin), David Ellenbogen (guitar), Indrajit Roy-Chowdhury (sitar) and Ehren Hanson (tabla).

Participants should bring eyemasks for a fully immersive experience

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BRM Weekly: Celebrating John McLaughlin and Mahavishnu
Sep
12
8:00 PM20:00

BRM Weekly: Celebrating John McLaughlin and Mahavishnu

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Featuring original music composed and inspired by the works of John McLaughlin, while revisiting music selections from legendary Mahavishnu and Shakti albums of the 1970s and ‘beyond,’ this group re-envisions McLaughlin’s masterpieces and celebrates his vibrant solo and ensemble work. The lineup includes master Snehasish Mozumder (double-neck mandolin), Vin Scialla (drums), Premik Russell Tubbs (woodwinds, an original member of Mahavishnu Orchestra), Neel Murgai (sitar), Dan Asher (bass), & guests David Ullmann (guitar) and Joe Deninzon (violin).

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BRM Weekly: Indrajit Roy-Chowdhury & Mir Naqibul Islam
Sep
5
8:00 PM20:00

BRM Weekly: Indrajit Roy-Chowdhury & Mir Naqibul Islam

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Indrajit Roy-Chowdhury (sitar) and Mir Naqibul Islam (tabla) present Indian Classical Ragas accompanied by Harsh Shah (tanpura). This trio has played extensively in the New York area to an increasingly receptive and growing audience base. Performing in Brooklyn is a special event as it is the base for these artists, it's a show you do not want to miss!

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BRM Weekly: Mysore Karthik and Arun Ramamurthy
Aug
29
8:00 PM20:00

BRM Weekly: Mysore Karthik and Arun Ramamurthy

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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.

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BRM Weekly: Abhik Mukherjee, Jay Gandhi, Sameer Gupta
Aug
22
8:00 PM20:00

BRM Weekly: Abhik Mukherjee, Jay Gandhi, Sameer Gupta

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Abhik Mukherjee - sitar, and Jay Gandhi - bansuri, long time friends and musical partners have a special chemistry in their always popular jugalbandi performances, a musical dialogue that can only be achieved through many years of practice together. Together with tabla player and BRM co-founder Sameer Gupta, expect some serious fire in this special night of North Indian Classical music.

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BRM Weekly: Unstruck Sound
Aug
15
8:00 PM20:00

BRM Weekly: Unstruck Sound

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The Unstruck Sound is inspired by the Vedic concept of Anahata Nada, the primordial sound that emanates from the universe. The group explores just intonation drones, overtone singing, and North Indian Raga influences to create new sonic spaces. Expect a slow moving, psychedelic, interstellar journey led by 3 experienced musicians steeped in all things drone, who are also leaders and organizers for Brooklyn Raga Massive.

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ROS Presents:  Brooklyn Raga Massive "In D"
Aug
10
1:00 PM13:00

ROS Presents: Brooklyn Raga Massive "In D"

This ambitious project brings together Brooklyn Raga Massive and Go: Organic Orchestra into a synergistic exploration of raga, India’s classical music and contemporary creative music. Composer Adam Rudolph’s hypnotic polyrhythmic explorations propel a spontaneous conducted group of over 20 musicians including legends of the African-American creative music, such as Hamid Drake and Gnawa master musician Hassan Hakmoun.

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BRM Weekly: Acoustic Mandala Project
Aug
1
8:00 PM20:00

BRM Weekly: Acoustic Mandala Project

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In their BRM debut, Acoustic Mandala Project teams up with tabla player Ehren Hanson. Drawing from a variety of influences and many years of experience as friends and collaborators, this ensemble of BRM veterans brings a fresh approach to the collective. Expect raga-inspired ambient textures, live looping, and spirited flights of improvisation.

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Oliver Beer: Vessel Orchestra at The Met Breuer
Jul
26
6:30 PM18:30

Oliver Beer: Vessel Orchestra at The Met Breuer

"Oliver Beer: Vessel Orchestra" is the first sound-based installation commissioned by The Met. Hybrid by design, it is a musical instrument, a series of live performances, and an installation composed of thirty-two sculptures, utilitarian vessels, and decorative objects from the Museum collection. Selected for their natural pitches, which range from low C to high G on the chromatic musical scale, they form an arresting and unexpectedly versatile instrument, similar to an organ with multiple pipes.

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 BRM Weekly: Pamelia Stickney
Jun
20
8:00 PM20:00

BRM Weekly: Pamelia Stickney

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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.

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BRM Celebrates John McLaughlin and Mahavishnu
Jun
19
7:00 PM19:00

BRM Celebrates John McLaughlin and Mahavishnu

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.

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BRM Weekly: A Circle Has No Beginning
Jun
6
8:00 PM20:00

BRM Weekly: A Circle Has No Beginning

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.

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BRM Weekly: Samarth Nagarkar
May
30
8:00 PM20:00

BRM Weekly: Samarth Nagarkar

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.

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BRM Weekly: Ramakrishnan Murthy
May
23
8:00 PM20:00

BRM Weekly: Ramakrishnan Murthy

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!

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BRM Weekly: Falsa
May
16
8:00 PM20:00

BRM Weekly: Falsa

Transcending cultural preconceptions and genre-specificity, you will hear 14th-century style Sufi vocals (North Indian classical), Spanish Guitar (using various world/folk music systems), Balkan trumpet, Harmonium, Electric Guitar, Bass, and Drums (standard modern kit) and Tabla.

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Universal Consciousness: Jay Gandhi, Jeff 'Tain Watts & Friends
May
3
7:00 PM19:00

Universal Consciousness: Jay Gandhi, Jeff 'Tain Watts & Friends

Universal Consciousness is a new project created by legendary jazz drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts and groundbreaking bansuri player @Jay Gandhi. Premiering at the Rubin Museum of Art, it will feature original compositions and traditional melodies drawn from Hindustani raga, American jazz, and global folk music. They will be joined by the Cuban bass virtuoso Yunior TERRY Sharik Hassan on Piano and Mari Tanaka on tanpura.

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BRM Weekly: Mishran
May
2
8:00 PM20:00

BRM Weekly: Mishran

A fusion of jazz, classical Indian and modern Indian repertoire, Mishran’s performance will travel across India as they interpret folk material from Rajasthan, Goa, West Bengal and Mumbai in addition to songs from the Bollywood songbook and original material.

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Global Jazz Masters Big Band w/ Brooklyn Raga Massive
Apr
30
8:00 PM20:00

Global Jazz Masters Big Band w/ Brooklyn Raga Massive

Brooklyn College and their Global Jazz Masters degree program (in association with the H. Wiley Institute for Studies in American Music) is excited to announce their Spring 2019 Big Band concert with special guests from the acclaimed artist collective Brooklyn Raga Massive: Arun Ramamurthy on violin, Pawan Benjamin on bansuri, and Swaminathan Selvaganesh on the kanjira.

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BRM Weekly: Arun Ramamurthy Trio
Apr
25
8:00 PM20:00

BRM Weekly: Arun Ramamurthy Trio

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Arun Ramamurthy Trio (ART) brings a fresh approach to age-old South Indian classical repertoire. The trio’s collaborative sound is driven by the propulsive rhythm section of drummer Sameer Gupta & and bassist Perry Wortman. The Carnatic canon is remixed in this seamless integration of styles as the group expands on the traditional compositions in explosive, improvisational flights of fancy.

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