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, and presents over 70 concerts annually at Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, MOMA, The Met, India Center Foundation, Brooklyn Arts Museum, Celebrate Brooklyn, BRIC, Jazz Gallery, Pioneer Works, Joe’s Pub, Shapeshifter, The Rubin Museum, Yerba Buena Gardens, Seattle Town Hall, and more. BRM features both traditional Indian classical performances as well as cross-cultural Raga inspired music. The culturally inclusive nature of BRM has made it into an incubator of new music collaborations with sounds indigenous to Brooklyn.
7:00pm - GUIDED LISTENING: North Indian Classical 101 with Samarth Nagarkar
He was formerly head of the K. K. Kapoor Sangeet Research Academy in Lucknow and currently teaches at two prominent music schools in New York.
8:00pm - CONCERT
Join us for two incredible, classical sets featuring Sanatan Goswami on Swartarang and Harmonium, followed by Abir Hussain on Sarod.
SANATAN GOSWAMI is one of the most outstanding harmonium players of his generation. Goswami has studied both voice and harmoium under some great masters of the craft, including: Pt. Dinanath Mishra (voice) and Pt. Maharaj Banerjee (Harmonium). In addition to his robust solo career as a harmonium player, Goswami has accompanied other renowned musicians. He has performed in almost all major music conferences across India, as well as others in the US, Canada, Europe and the Middle East. He is also regular artiste of A.I.R and T.V.
ABIR HUSSAIN (Sarod) is fast becoming a force to reckon with in the Hindustani classical concert circle. Hussain was initiated into learning the instrument by Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta, a stalwart of the Senia Shahjahanpur gharana. Now in his 30s, Hussain is a member of the Hindustani instrumental music faculty at ITC Sangeet Research Academy.
New to Indian Classical Music? Join us for a Guided Listening session from 7pm -8pm before the concert.
After the concert, Brooklyn Raga Massive will hold a jam session with community musicians until midnight.
7pm GUIDED LISTENING SESSION + CONCERT: $15 advance, $20 door
CONCERT ONLY (8pm): $10 advance, $15 door
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