to purchase tickets -- http://pioneerworks.org/programs/ragas-live-festival/
Pioneer Works is pleased to present the 2016 Ragas Live Festival. Once called, "the most ambitous festival in a city of ambition," this immersive experience will feature 24 sets of raga over 24 hours - featuring over 70 world-class musicians.
Roughly meaning "color the mind", raga are musical modes or essences from the Indian Classical Music tradition. Each of these modes is associated with the mood of a specific time of day - we will experience the subleties and harmonizing effect of this ancient musical system as the earth makes a full rotation on it's axis.
Founded and produced by the Brooklyn based musician and radio host David Ellenbogen, the annual Festival was born in 2012 as an ambitious 24 hour live radio broadcast on New York City’s WKCR 89.9 FM. Since then, Ragas Live Festival has grown to have an international impact, expanding the audience of raga with dedicated listeners all over the globe.
This fifth iteration of the annual festival will be the first time listeners and audiences can share the experience in person, while the city and international fans can tune into WKCR, Clocktower Radio and the NYC Radio Live Podcast.
The event is produced by the podcast NYC Radio Live, Brooklyn Raga Massive and Pioneer Works with Support from the Rubin Museum of Art. https://www.facebook.com/RubinMuseum/
Community partners are include WKCR, Anindo Chatterjee School of Tabla, Chhandayan Center for Indian Music, HarmoNYom, Krishna Bhatt’s Gurukul & Taalim School of Indian Music.
Brooklyn Raga Massive's Ravi Shankar Tribute
Neel Murgai (sitar), Sameer Gupta (tabla), Arun Ramamurthy (violin), Eric Fraser (bansuri), Trina Basu (violin), Michael Gam (bass), Samarth Nagarkar (vocal)
Bala Skandan (mridangam), Arun Ramamurthy (violin), Trina Basu (violin), Jay Gandhi (bansuri), Kabilan Jeginathan (kanjira), Max ZT (dulcimer)
Arun Ramamurthy Trio
Arun Ramamurthy (violin), Sameer Gupta (tabla), Perry Wortman (bass)
Dan Weiss Teen Taal Drumset Solo
Dan Weiss (Drumset) Michael Gam (bass)
Nivedita ShivRaj - (Veena)
Bala Skandan -(mridangam)
Mitali Bhawmik (vocal), Meghashyam Keshav (tabla), Ramachandra Joshi (harmonium)
Neel Murgai (sitar), Sameer Gupta (tabla)
Vivek Pandya (Tabla solo)
Vivek Pandya (tabla), Kalpit Pandya (harmonium)
Roopa Mahadevan (vocal) Anjna Swaminathan (violin), Bala Skandan (mridangam)
Snehashish Mozumdar (mandolin), Shiva Ghoshal (tabla)
Krishna Bhatt (sitar) Meghashyam Keshav (tabla)
Jay Gandhi (bansuri) Shankh Lahiri (Tabla)
12am-1am (July 24)
Anupam Shobhakar (sarod) Shankh Lahiri (Tabla)
Max ZT Ensemble
Max ZT (hammered dulcimer), Karsh Kale (tabla), Priya Darshini (vocal), Kane Mathis (kora)
Mike Lukshis (tabla), Kaumil Shah (djembe), and Vincent Pierce (cajon), Indrajit Roy-Chowdhury (sitar)
Kane Mathis (kora, electronics) Roshni Samlal (tabla)
Adam Maalouf feat. Josh Geisler and Shiva Ghoshal
Adam Maalouf (hand pans) ,Joshua Geisler (bansuri, guitar, electronics), Shivalik Ghoshal (tabla)
Deepal Chodhari (santoor), Shiva Ghoshal (tabla),
Samarth Nagarkar (vocal), Meghashyam Keshav (tabla), Rohan Prabhudesai (harmonium)
Daisy Paradis (sitar), Uchhal Banerjee (tabla)
Sanghamitra Chatterjee (vocal), Dibyarka Chatterjee (tabla)
Steve Gorn and Eric Fraser
Steve Gorn (bansuri) Eric Fraser (bansuri) Shivalik Ghoshal (tabla)
Sandip Bhattacharjee (vocal), Dibyarka Chatterjee (tabla)
Abhik Mukherjee (sitar), Shankh Lahiri (Tabla)