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BRM Weekly: Karavika

  • Jalopy Theater 315 Columbia Street Brooklyn, NY, 11231 United States (map)

$10 advance / $15 door

Doors l 8:00 p.m.
Karavika | 8:30 p.m.

*Special announcement for Musicians!* Brooklyn Raga Massive cordially invites you to join us in our ongoing effort to cultivate a home for intercultural musical dialogue. We are happy to offer FREE ENTRY AFTER 10 PM to musicians who come with their instrument 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!

Trina Basu - Violin
Amali Premawardhana - Cello

"...A gorgeous contrast between the long, sinewy, singing lines of the violin and cello and the tabla's intricate burble and pop punctuation, riding the warm pizzicato heartbeat of the bass. It is a liquid and organic brew that sounds inevitable as if it's existed forever... A dynamic sonic blend of uncommon mesmeric beauty." 
~All About Jazz

KARAVIKA is a New York City-based chamber ensemble led by violinist Trina Basu and cellist Amali Premawardhana, exploring the music of India, Sri Lanka and the Americas in an improvising chamber music setting. Pioneers of their own genre “raga-chamber-folk” Karavika blends the classical music of India, the folk music of the Americas, and the chamber music sensibilities of Western classical music. Drawing upon influences of nature, beauty, simple melodies and complex classical compositions, they seek to bring together creative improvisations and arrangements with authentic traditions. Their debut album, "Sunrise" features collaborative reinterpretations of old film and folk music from South Asia. Their second release "Of Earth & Sky” is a deeper exploration of their various musical influences they as an ensemble has come to embody, old and new, east and west. The CD is a collection of songs all dancing around various manifestations of love, largely inspired by family and motherhood. Karavika collaborates with Perry Wortman on bass and several Indian classical percussionists and instrumentalists.

Earlier Event: January 31
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Later Event: February 9
Outside (In)dia: Awa Sangho