Brooklyn Raga Massive (BRM) is an artist collective dedicated to creating cross-cultural understanding through the lens of Indian classical and Raga inspired music. It is comprised of forward thinking musicians rooted in both traditional Indian and South Asian classical music, as well as cross-cultural Raga inspired music. Hailed as “Leaders of the Raga Renaissance” by the New Yorker, BRM creates original composed music by BRM member musicians and represented ensembles, presents over 7o concerts annually with an ongoing weekly concert and raga jam session series and specialty concerts, and co-presents an annual 24 Ragas Live festival. In particular, the culturally inclusive nature of BRM has not only built a strong community, but has become an incubator of new music collaborations with sounds indigenous to Brooklyn.
BRM is 501c3 non-profit organization
Concerts from 40+ BRM musicians, bands from the collective, & BRM projects, such as: Tradition to Innovation, BRM's Terry Riley IN-C Tribute, Coltrane Raga Tribute, Women's Raga Massive, Raga Cubana, and more...
Intimate Weekly Concerts with an innovative musician's hang and jam session - running since 2012
Classes, workshops, reading materials, blogs, and more...
Concerts featuring world renowned maestros
Album releases from the collective
“One of the year's most ecstatic performances, in any city, any festival, anywhere.” - All About Jazz.
Released worldwide on July 20th 2018 on Human Resource Records, "This World of Dew" is Aaron Shragge’s third release with Ben Monder. This performance will feature compositions from the new record as well as special BRM guests!
Payton MacDonald and Ina Filip explore the Naad Yoga of Dhrupad, a 700-year-old tradition of North Indian Hindustani music. Dhrupad is a majestic and meditative music that explores the depths of raga, with purity of tone and pitch. Tabla maestro Shawn Mativetsky will join them.
MJAZZ Mondriaan Jazz Festival is a new and small, top-notch international jazz festival in The Hague, The Netherlands.
The festival links progressive- “jazz”-loving spirit Mondrian reflects through his contemporary art and paintings, into music. The festival focusses on jazz embedded in progressive and contemporary subcultures and movements therein: “If Mondrian would be alive today, how would his vinyl suitcase look like?”
Viveick is a musician and composer, straddling both worlds with equal ease. Trained under the Carnatic tradition on the majestic percussive instruments mridangam and kanjira, Viveick uses his classical roots to compose music that moves between many styles. His music is stamped with this unique sound, reflecting his influences from electronic, drum-n-bass to jazz and folk.
Akshara is a dynamic music ensemble bringing together world music traditions on the rhythmic and modal foundations of Indian classical music. In 2015, Akshara’s Mohana Blues won the ‘Best World Traditional Song’ award at the 13th Annual Independent Music Awards. Along with NYC’s brightest musical talent, Akshara Music Ensemble’s leader and composer, Bala Skandan, presents surprising and delightful interpretations of traditional ragas like Kamboji, Mohana, Gambira Natai and Shanmugapriya arranged for Carnatic, Hindustani, and Western classical and folk instruments.