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Raga Cubana featuring Román Díaz @ the Rubin Museum

  • Rubin Museum of Art 150 West 17th Street New York, NY, 10011 United States (map)

Advance Tickets: $28.00 | Day of: $30.00

Advanced tix are strongly recommended. Last year's Raga Cubana show at the Rubin sold out 2 weeks in advance. 


Fresh off a triumphant performance at Lincoln Center, BRM is excited to conclude the year with a final performance with Raga Cubana featuring Román Díaz, a pillar of Afro-Cuban music in NYC.  The olù batá (master drummer) brings with him the outstanding vocalist Melvis Santa and a full rhythm section of batá drummers.

Expect soaring Carnatic violin, bansuri, explosive percussion, and the beautiful, haunting melodies of Africa, India, and the Caribbean.

Artist lineup

  • Román Díaz (conductor, batá: iyá )
  • Melvis Santa (vocals)
  • Giancarlo Luigi (shekere)
  • Clemente la Tierra (batá: okónkolo)
  • Melvis Santa (vocals)
  • Rafael Monteagudo (batá: itótele)
  • Ehren Hanson (tabla)
  • Jay Gandhi (bansuri)
  • David Ellenbogen (guitar)
  • Camila Celin (sarod)
  • Arun Ramamurthy (violin)
  • Michael Gam (bass)




Earlier Event: December 27
Later Event: January 3
BRM Weekly: Andrew Shantz and Sangha