The Kennedy Center

Brooklyn Raga Massive



Biography

Brooklyn Raga Massive is a globally recognized musician's collective rooted-in and inspired-by Indian Classical music. Grounded by tradition and guided by the spirit of improvisation, BRM has cultivated a creative community of artists through its weekly concert and jam sessions. Both a critical and audience favorite, Brooklyn Raga Massive have been praised by the Wall Street Journal for “Expanding the notion of what raga—the immersive, epic form of Indian music—can mean.” The New York Times for “Preserving the past while blurring genres in an inventive spirit,” and have been crowned the the “Leaders of the Raga Renaissance” by The New Yorker.

Lineup:
Arun Ramamurthy, violin
Jay Gandhi, bansuri
Sameer Gupta, tabla/drumset
Neel Murgai, sitar/daf
Max ZT, hammered dulcimer
Michael Gam, bass
Aaron Shragge, trumpet

Watch Past Performances

Video 4/21/2017: Brooklyn Raga Massive

Indian Classical Music has touched the hearts of people from around the world. In Tradition to Innovation, Brooklyn Raga Massive takes you on a raga-music journey presenting pure classical ragas from India to contemporary adaptations in America. While standing on the shoulders of giants like Ravi Shankar and John Coltrane, BRM will present their original visions of raga music, reflective of their experiences with communities and cultures from across the world.

In conjunction with DECLASSIFIED: featuring Zakir Hussain with the National Symphony Orchestra in the Concert Hall at 9 p.m.

  Brooklyn Raga Massive