H. Peter Stern Concert Series: Brooklyn Raga Massive
Enjoy an afternoon of outdoor music at Storm King. This concert is free with admission.
From Indian classical ragas and rhythms to compositions by masters such as Ravi Shankar and John Coltrane to originals by Brooklyn Raga Massive members, this genre bending group innovates and renovates while looking toward the future. Presented with World Music Institute.
About Brooklyn Raga Massive (BRM)
Neel Murgai, sitar
Sameer Gupta, drum set, tabla
Max ZT, hammered dulcimer
Aaron Shragge, trumpet
Michael Gam, bass
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 70 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. www.brooklynragamassive.org
About World Music Institute:
Founded in 1985 as a not-for-profit, World Music Institute (WMI) has served as one of the leading presenters of world music and dance within the United States. WMI is committed to presenting the best in traditional and contemporary music and dance from around the world with the goal of inspiring wonder for the world’s rich cultural traditions, promoting awareness and encouraging cross-cultural dialogue and exchange. www.worldmusicinstitute.org