Martha Redbone Roots Projet ft. BRM

Coltrane Raga Tribute - @ Littlefield - Brooklyn - Photo by  Kasia Idzkowska

Coltrane Raga Tribute - @ Littlefield - Brooklyn - Photo by Kasia Idzkowska

Artists

Martha Redbone – Vocals
Aaron Whitby – Keys, Piano
Marvin Sewell – Guitar
Charlie Burnham – Violin
Tony Mason – Drums
Fred Cash – Bass
Sameer Gupta – Tabla
Pawan Benjamin – Bansuri
Neel Murgai – Sitar

Special Guests:

Soni Moreno – Vocals

Michael Gam – Sarod, Percussion

In this groundbreaking project. BRM teams up with Martha Redbone, the celebrated soul-steeped roots singer of Native American and African-American descent. BRM plunges into a charged cultural mashup combining Appalachian laments and blues hollers with classical Indian modes. Like BRM, Redbone is no stranger to audacious cultural combinations. Her latest album The Garden of Love-Songs of William Blake features her sumptuous voice singing Blake’s immortal words set to country, Piedmont blues, gospel, bluegrass, soul and traditional Native American forms. Drawing on members of both ensembles, this unprecedented collaboration turns the Gardens into a fertile field for musical experimentation.

Listen

As Martha Redbone and Brooklyn Raga Massive prepare to take the stage at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Fransisco this week, we share highlights from our first conversation with Martha and hear her first performance with BRM at the Outside (In)dia Series.

As Martha Redbone and Brooklyn Raga Massive prepare to take the stage at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Fransisco this week, we share highlights from our first conversation with Martha and hear her first performance with BRM at the Outside (In)dia Series.

IN THE PRESS

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