“Preserving the past while blurring genres in an inventive spirit.”
- The New York Times
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In Tradition to Innovation, Brooklyn Raga Massive takes you on a musical journey, beginning from pure classical ragas from North and South India and traveling towards contemporary adaptions in New York City.

Indian Classical music has touched the hearts of people from around the world. In Tradition to Innovation, Brooklyn Raga Massive takes you on a journey, beginning with pure classical ragas from India and traveling towards contemporary adaptations in America. While standing on the shoulders of giants like Ravi Shankar and John Coltrane, BRM presents their original visions of raga music today, reflective of their experiences with communities and cultures from around the world.

Tradition to innovation has performed at several significant venues including, Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, Pioneer Works, and more.

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The world-class musicians who make up the BRM “massive” compose and perform raga-inspired music in 11+ different ensembles. Our ensemble concerts display our commitment to artistic excellence and extraordinary musicianship.