Brooklyn Raga Massive (BRM) is a collective of forward thinking musicians rooted in and inspired by Indian classical 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. BRM features both traditional Indian classical performances as well as cross-cultural Raga inspired music. 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
Based at Queens College, Gamelan Yowana Sari performs both traditional and contemporary music for Balinese Gamelan. For their collaboration with BRM, the program features dance, special guests, and other percussive pieces.
Join us for an evening featuring Dan Weiss, whose innovative drumming and forward thinking compositions have been pushing musical limits for years.
Fresh off a triumphant performance at Lincoln Center, BRM is excited to conclude the year with a final performance with Raga Cubana featuring Román Díaz, a pillar of Afro-Cuban music in NYC. The olù batá (master drummer) brings with him the outstanding vocalist Melvis Santa and a full rhythm section of batá drummers.
Expect soaring Carnatic violin, bansuri, explosive percussion, and the beautiful, haunting melodies of Africa, India, and the Caribbean.
Roopa In Flux is an ensemble of musical wanderers venturing beyond the established traditions that shaped them. Voice, violin, piano, and percussion band together for a sound unembarrassed of our lives as we live them.
Join us for an evening of Hindustani classical musicwith sitarist and composer Galen Passen and percussionist and tabla artist - Roshni Samlal.