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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
Steve Oda, senior sarod disciple of Maestro Ali Akbar Khan, will perform a traditional concert of Hindustani classical music accompanied on tabla by Ray Spiegel, senior disciple of Ustad Alla Radha.
Join us for what promises to be an incredible evening exploring the boundaries and intermingling of traditional folk music from South India and Bulgaria - coming together to create a new, innovative sound that is sure to open minds to new possibilities in music.
Co-presented with Airbnb's Brooklyn Root's Series
Mitali Banerjee Bhawmik, is a masterful artiste of Hindustani Classical vocal music. Through her years of training, Mitali has learned to blend the best of various Hindustani musical styles into her own unique form.
ALIF LAILA, from Dhaka, Bangladesh, began her training in sitar under Ustad Mir Qasem Khan, nephew of the legendary maestro, Ustad Alauddin Khan (Ravi Shankar's guru). Laila's work is diverse and includes recordings with several world-renowned tabla artists, collaborations with South Indian classical and Jazz saxophone, compositions of a Sitar/Cello duet, and music for the Dakshina Dance Company.
A listener with one ear in New York City and the other in India might notice intonations of street-driven Jazz and blues phrases layered with the playful styles of the Sufi, the ancient colors of Hindustani and Carnatic music, and the pure-heartedness of a Ghazal, all wrapped up into a single package. Rasika Shekar is a master of style, able to show a deep understanding of worldly sounds through their organic emulation.
An internationally acclaimed Sufi Musician, Vocalist and Songwriter, Arooj Aftab layers subtle, intricate, dynamic vocals over acoustic instrumentation, skillfully re-imagining indigenous soul with signature ‘cool.’
The Unstruck Sound, is a project 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 South and North Indian Raga influences to create new sonic spaces.
"...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
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Akim Funk Buddha, back from his Next Level and US Dept. of Cultural Affairs residency, shares his practice of cultural diplomacy in a genre-busting performance guaranteed to shock and uplift. Come partake in an immersive cultural alchemic experience infused with Tuvan Throat singing, Beatboxing, Konnakol, Classic Hip Hop and elements of Balinese dance.
Join us for an evening of Hindustani classical musicwith sitarist and composer Galen Passen and percussionist and tabla artist - Roshni Samlal.
Roopa In Flux is an ensemble of musical wanderers venturing beyond the established traditions that shaped them. Voice, violin, piano, and percussion band together for a sound unembarrassed of our lives as we live them.
Based at Queens College, Gamelan Yowana Sari performs both traditional and contemporary music for Balinese Gamelan. For their collaboration with BRM, the program features dance, special guests, and other percussive pieces.
Kane Mathis brings his ensemble to BRM with special guests Roshni Samlal on tabla and Priya Darshini on vocals. Original material in ensemble format highlighting the 21-string West African Harp, Kora and the Middle-Eastern Lute, Oud.
- Concert + Film Screening $15 Online | $20 at the door
- Concert Only $10 Online | $15 at the door
VENUE: Caveat, 21 Clinton Street, New York, NY 10002
7:00 PM Film Screening | 8:00 PM Jugalbandhi - Jay Gandhi + Abhik Mukherjee| 9:30 PM Raga Jam Session