Brooklyn Raga Massive is a platform for all lovers of Raga music, both listeners and practitioners, to feel the pulse of NYC’s live Indian Classical music scene.

We are managed by our artists with the goal of bringing the community of Indian music lovers together. The Massive’s collaborative approach towards unifying and building the NYC Raga music scene provides the spark for our events and gatherings. Brooklyn Raga Massive is dedicated to presenting and representing Indian Classical Music in all its diversity.


 


BROOKLYN RAGA MASSIVE EVENTS

  • 6/29 La Luz Residency Closing Party: Arun Ramamurthy Trio

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    June 29, 2016

    La Luz Residency Closing Party

    Arun Ramamurthy Trio | 8:00pm
    + BRM RAGA JAM SESSION | 9:30pm

    $10 advance / $15 door
    La Luz / 135 Thames Street Brooklyn, NY 11237

    Arun Ramamurthy – violin
    Perry Wortman – bass
    Sameer Gupta – drums

    The Arun Ramamurthy Trio is a dynamic ensemble bringing a fresh approach to the age-old South Indian classical repertoire.The Carnatic canon is remixed in this seamless integration of styles as the group expands on the traditional compositions in explosive, improvisational flights of fancy. The trio’s collaborative sound is driven by the propulsive rhythm section of drummer Sameer Gupta & and bassist Perry Wortman.  Arun’s original compositions pay homage to Carnatic rhythmic structures and rich tonalities while expanding the music with a modern jazz backbeat.

  • 5/11 Aakash Mittal’s Awaz Trio

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    May 11, 2016

    Aakash Mittal’s Awaz Trio | 8:00pm

    + BRM JAM SESSION | 9:30pm

    $10 advance / $15 door

    The Awaz Trio sculpts sonic landscapes, pointalistic textures, and angular melodies from Indian and American improvised music. Their debut project, Nocturne, is a series of pieces that abstract and deconstruct five Hindustani evening and night ragas. The colorful dissonances, meditative silences, and punctuated rhythms that emerge paint a unique picture of the night. At times the music evokes the meditation of a world at rest, night terrors conjured by the imagination, and the slow cadence of blue light melting into darkness. The trio comprises Aakash Mittal (saxophone), Rez Abbasi (guitar), and Sameer Gupta (tabla and drumset).

    Lineup:

    Aakash Mittal – saxophone
    Rez Abbasi – guitar
    Sameer Gupta – drums/tabla

    La Luz
    158 Thames Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11237

     

     

  • 5/4 La Luz Residency Launch Party : Anil Srinivasan (piano) w/ BRM All-Stars

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    May 4, 2016

    Laluz Residency Launch Party: Anil Srinivasan w/ BRM All Stars | 8pm

    + BRM JAM SESSION | 9:30pm

    $10 advance / $15 door

    Anil Srinivasan is a classical pianist who has created a unique and contemporary aesthetic of his own, marrying Indian music with the unmistakable influence of the West. His compositions are often structurally complex, but intuitive and moving to the listener. He has played all over the world in collaborations with major Indian classical artists like Mandolin Srinivas, Chitraveena Ravikiran, Aruna Sairam, Rakesh Chaurasia and more. Tonight, Anil is joined by multi-faceted BRM musicians to create a musical dialogue, presenting original and traditional repertoire.

    Our La Luz Residency revives the epic BRM JAM SESSIONS. Musicians – bring your instruments!!

    Lineup:
    Anil Srinivasan – piano
    Arun Ramamurthy – violin
    Jay Gandhi – bansuri
    Shiva Ghoshal – tabla

    La Luz
    158 Thames Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11237

  • 4/27 Residency Closing Party w/ Karsh Kale, BRM’s 4 Year Anniversary!

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    April 27, 2016, 8pm

    Pioneer Works Residency – BRM 4 Year Anniversary

    Residency Closing Party, Karsh Kale and Friends

    On the last night of their residency, BRM celebrates 4 years of weekly programming with special guest, Karsh Kale. Karsh is a global star who has long bridged the gap between Indian classical, electronica, rock and more. Karsh collaborates with Max ZT, Priya Darshini and other BRM members for an epic culmination to their Pioneer Works Residency.

    Pioneer Works
    159 Pioneer Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11231