Brooklyn Raga Massive gathers songs born out of a far-flung South Asian diaspora—Reunion Island, Guyana, and Trinidad—and explores the merging of diasporic songs, matrilineal folk music, and beat-driven chutney anthems. Bandleader and tabla player Roshni Samlal sets the performance within the aesthetic framework defined by the "Coolitude'' movement in a evening inspired by the legacy of post-indentureship collective memory. The nostalgia, and reclamation of joy in gathering to sing is a cultural practice known as baithak gana, an intimate act of sitting or dancing together in song.
Roshni Samlal- Tabla, DJ set
Pratima Doobay- Voice, harmonium
Kajol- Voice, dholak
Natie- Violin, loops, beats
This event is free and open to the public.