For this week's show and Carnatic rhythm workshop, we have a collaboration of South Indian rhythm with Western guitar. The performance will consist of the artists will take slokhas and give a rhythmic arrangement and melodic background to it and present it in different time signatures along with South Indian rhythmic rap "konnakkol".
This World of Dew is Aaron Shragge’s third release with Ben Monder. The duo project, an exploratory, meditative collaboration, has been praised as “...lyrical and heartwarming...” (Jazz Times) and “thoroughly modern with a definitive sound...” (The Birmingham Times). This World of Dew will be released worldwide on Friday, July 20th 2018 on Human Resource Records (NYC.)
Rosy Dutta Pandit is a senior classical vocalist from Kolkata trained by Pandit JVS Rao, who is the legendary disciple of Pandit Vinayak Rao Pattabardhan, as well as Pt Biresh Roy. At present Pandit is undergoing training under the able guidance of Dr. Sunanda Patnaik, another legendary disciple of Pt Vinayak Rao Pattabardhan, the 'Tarana Queen' and the living legend of Indian Classical Music.
Go: Organic Orchestra is a 21st-century vision of an orchestra of the future. Artistic director Adam Rudolph’s prototypical approach to composing and improvisational conducting embraces musical forms and cosmologies from around the world.
Come to celebrate the official release of Anita Aysola's new EP, "Beyond Our Dreams". Anita will be the featured artist at Brooklyn Raga Massive at the Jalopy Theatre in Brooklyn, NY. She will be accompanied by BRM's own Sameer Gupta, Arun Ramamurthy and Jay Gandhi who were also featured on the album produced by Samrat Chakrabarti. Tickets are $15 at the door.
Join Women’s Raga Massive for a series of improvised pieces, original works, and raga-inspired tributes to female heroes, embodying the collaborative and communal spirit of life. WRM, an ensemble project of Brooklyn Raga Massive, uses Indian Classical music tradition as a feminist framework drawing on the diversity of New York City.
Included with Garden admission.
Payton MacDonald and Ina Filip explore the Naad Yoga of Dhrupad, a 700-year-old tradition of North Indian Hindustani music. Dhrupad is a majestic and meditative music that explores the depths of raga, with purity of tone and pitch. Tabla maestro Shawn Mativetsky will join them.
MJAZZ Mondriaan Jazz Festival is a new and small, top-notch international jazz festival in The Hague, The Netherlands.
The festival links progressive- “jazz”-loving spirit Mondrian reflects through his contemporary art and paintings, into music. The festival focusses on jazz embedded in progressive and contemporary subcultures and movements therein: “If Mondrian would be alive today, how would his vinyl suitcase look like?”
Matthew Aidekman of Tadha! introduces his fabulous new software, TablaTun that transposes the tones of the tabla live in performance. Tabla teacher Mike Lukshis of the Taalim School of Indian Music will perform through this new software along with clarinetist David Rothenberg, who has previously performed with various Brooklyn Raga Massive members and the Karnataka College of Percussion.
Brooklyn Museum Target First Saturdays presents
Arun Ramamurthy Trio w/ special guest Roopa Mahadevan
FREE concert / open to ALL ages
Bhargavi Balasubramaniam is a senior disciple of Sangeet Samraat Chitravina N Ravikiran and is a naturally talented, multi-faceted and versatile performer in both vocal and chitravina. Her deep-rooted classical mind and her ability to handle core-carnatic ragas with ease have won her critical acclaim, not only with rasikas but also among fellow musicians. She will be joined by BRM regulars Arun Ramamurthy on violin and Bala Skandan on mridangam.
Pandit Nayan Ghosh, one of the most renowned tabla maestros today, presents a tabla solo recital featuring rare and traditional repertoire. With a superlative command of both sitar and tabla, Nayanji is respected by musicians and discerning listeners alike for his innate artistry and the emotive musical depth in his performances. He will be joined by his son and disciple Ishaan Ghosh, who at such a young age has been lauded by tabla enthusiasts the world over for his remarkable musical maturity and command of the instrument.
With a 20 year history of playing music together from free jazz to traditional world sounds, Ravi Padmanabha and Tomchess have a telepathic musical modus operandi that always conjures up interesting, fiery and beautiful musical worlds.
Indrayuddh will perform an Indian Classical solo set on the sarod. He will start his concert with a slow Alaap, followed by a fast Jod and a super-fast Jhala on a particular Raga. He will then proceed the Raga with a Gat (composition set to a rhythmic pattern). The tabla accompanist will then join with rhythm. Indrayuddh will play with the beats and interesting note combinations on the particular Raga. The concert will gradually move on to a crescendo with Jhala and end. Please join us for a beautiful classical set!
Multilingual and multidisciplinary project about the passage of time: birth, growth, childhood, friendship, social change, ivresse and mortality. Four violins will weave the boundless threads of time - so difficult to grasp that we come to doubt it exists.
Join us for an evening dedicated to the music of Raga-inspired composer John McLaughlin. Featuring music from legendary Mahavishnu albums of 1970's and 'beyond,' this group re-envisions McLaughlin's masterpieces and celebrates his vibrant solo and ensemble work.
David Freeman is a percussionist, composer and educator based in Brooklyn. His latest release, Overview Effect, is a demonstration of struggle in the search for balance between the personal and the collective, where the self-seeking creative is met by a call for civic engagement. The music on this album is a result of that process; one that embodies conviction, reflection and celebration.
The musicians featured in this collective includes Mustafa Bhagat (Arranged Marriage, The Biryani Boys) on Sitar, Steve Hudson (Outer Bridge Ensemble) on keyboards, Jamie Zillitto (The Everymen) on bass, David Freeman on drums/percussion and includes special guests Ivan Barenboim on bass clarinet and Arun Ramamurthy (Brooklyn Raga Massive) on violin.
The group's aesthetic sensibilities, musical fluencies and technical abilities to cross between and defy genres that include Jazz, Rock and Indian Music are among the many strengths that contributes to its success in forging new territory.
8:00 p.m. | Doors
8:30 p.m. | Show
10:00 p.m. | BRM Weekly Raga Jam
Mustafa Bhagat - Sitar
David Freeman - Drums, Tabla, Percussion
Steve Hudson - Keyboards
Jamie Zillitto - Bass
(Special Guests Ivan Barenboim - Bass Clarinet & Arun Ramamurthy - Violin)
**Special announcement for Musicians!** BRM cordially invites you to join us in the ongoing effort to cultivate a home for intercultural musical dialogue. We are happy to offer FREE ENTRY TO MUSICIANS AFTER 10 PM WHO COME WITH THEIR INSTRUMENTS AND ARE READY TO PLAY! Please come out and engage with one of NYC's most vibrant and diverse communities of improvising musicians hailing from all over the music world!
Brooklyn Raga Massive begins a new ongoing series of deep listening concerts (baithak) in the homes of creative friends of the collective. The atmosphere will be enchanting, intimate and continue a long tradition of house concerts where this music has grown and been cultivated.
Brooklyn Raga Massive (BRM), the raga-inspired musicians’ collective, will present its interpretation of “In C,” the iconic minimalist composition of Terry Riley. Even though Riley himself studied North Indian vocal music with Pandit Pran Nath, BRM is the first group to perform the piece with mostly Indian classical instruments. BRM’s psychedelic interpretation utilizes driving tabla rhythms, raga embellishments, and improvisation along with sitar, sarod, bansuri, violin, vocals, guitar, cello, dulcimer, and more. Last October BRM released its CD Terry Riley In C on Northern Spy Records, with a music video launched on NPR Music.
Pandit Radhakrishna is a representative of the Maihar Gharana. He trained under the iconic Pandit Ravi Shankar and his senior disciple Pandit Uma Shankar Mishra, after initial training from N. R. Ramarao. He has been touring the United States and Europe since the 1980s and has performed at several prestigious concert venues and events across the world. HIs music has featured in several films and television shows including the popular Malgudi Days.
Face the Music is Kaufman Music Center’s contemporary music education program for teenagers, and the country’s only youth orchestra dedicated to post-genre music by living composers. It features a collection of ensembles including chamber orchestras, a jazz big-band, an improvisation collective, string quartets and mixed chamber-groups, dedicated to studying and performing experimental, new-classical, new-jazz & avant-garde music written exclusively by living composers.
Hailed as "extraordinary" (DownBeat Magazine) and "most enchanting" (NPR All Things Considered), vocalist and composer Ganavya is known for singing "with aching emotional intensit" (JazzTimes).
In this specially curated event co-presented by Brooklyn Raga Massiveand the Rubin Museum of Art, she will finally present her much awaited debut album: Aikyam: Onnu.
No music experience necessary as this guided listening session is designed for the lay person to better understand and appreciate North India classical music. What is raga and tala? What should you be listening for? Vocalist and educator Samarth Nagarkar will answer these questions and more with the help of recordings and videos of the masters, taking participants through the different parts of a concert and numerous styles.
ENSEMBLE FANAA is the meeting point between a myriad of musical styles in the African American, North African and Middle Eastern traditions. For this performance, they will explore a collaboration with BRM stalwart and tabla player extraordinaire, Roshni Samlal.