Increasing access to South Asian musical traditions with students and educators throughout NYC is an essential component of Brooklyn Raga Massive’s mission. BRM’s educational programming brings exciting world class performance artists to the classroom with an accessible approach to understanding the history, geography, instruments, and music theory behind raga music.
Introduction to South Asian Classical Music and Traditions: This 4-week residency program brings BRM artists into the classroom for a participatory and engaging introduction to raga music, instruments, and history. Students will learn about raga scales, the difference between northern Hindustani and southern Carnatic sounds, the unique correlation between ragas and the time of day, and the role of improvisation and mindfulness in music making. Students will develop general musical skills through rhythm and vocal exercises, body percussion, and interactive performances. Teaching artists also employ storytelling and journaling as a vehicle to further appreciate and understand the music, but also to develop students’ literacy skills across the curriculum.
Download a flyer for this program here.
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