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Kaoru Watanabe + Sameer Gupta’s Nature/War/Love

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

Known for "preserving the past while blurring genres in an inventive spirit” (New York Times), Brooklyn Raga Massive presents a musical and visual odyssey that explores ancient Japanese and Indian poetic text and lyrical prose.

Shinobue flute and taiko drum virtuoso Kaoru Watanabe, known for his work on Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs and Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble, and hybrid Indian classical tabla and modern jazz percussionist Sameer Gupta (Coltrane Raga Tribute, Adam Rudolph) team up with Indian classical and contemporary choreographer Parul Shah, whose work is expanding the classical medium beyond cultural boundaries.

Through the lens of lush contemporary compositions and dynamic improvisations, the thematic material found in traditional works such as Ghalib, Mahabharata, Amaterasu, and the Tale of Genji provides a framework for these three brilliant artists to explore the connections between these ancient texts and today's world.


Tickets: $30.00
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Earlier Event: January 24
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Later Event: January 31
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