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WKCR Ragas Live Festival -- live at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn!


  • Pioneer Works 159 Pioneer Street Brooklyn, NY, 11231 United States (map)

 

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.

Full Schedule:
July 23
12pm-1pm
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)

1pm-2pm
Akshara
Bala Skandan (mridangam), Arun Ramamurthy (violin), Trina Basu (violin), Jay Gandhi (bansuri), Kabilan Jeginathan (kanjira), Max ZT (dulcimer)

2pm-3pm
Arun Ramamurthy Trio
Arun Ramamurthy (violin), Sameer Gupta (tabla), Perry Wortman (bass)

3pm-4pm
Dan Weiss Teen Taal Drumset Solo
Dan Weiss (Drumset) Michael Gam (bass)

4pm-5pm
Nivedita Shivraj
Nivedita ShivRaj - (Veena)
Bala Skandan -(mridangam)

5pm-6pm
Mitali Bhawmik
Mitali Bhawmik (vocal), Meghashyam Keshav (tabla), Ramachandra Joshi (harmonium)

6pm-7pm
Neel Murgai
Neel Murgai (sitar), Sameer Gupta (tabla)

7pm-8pm
Vivek Pandya (Tabla solo)
Vivek Pandya (tabla), Kalpit Pandya (harmonium)

8pm-9pm
Roopa Mahadevan
Roopa Mahadevan (vocal) Anjna Swaminathan (violin), Bala Skandan (mridangam)

9-pm-10pm
Snehasish Mozumder
Snehashish Mozumdar (mandolin), Shiva Ghoshal (tabla)

10pm-11pm
Krishna Bhatt
Krishna Bhatt (sitar) Meghashyam Keshav (tabla)

11pm-12am
Jay Gandhi
Jay Gandhi (bansuri) Shankh Lahiri (Tabla)

12am-1am (July 24)
Anupam Shobhakar
Anupam Shobhakar (sarod) Shankh Lahiri (Tabla)

1am-2am
Max ZT Ensemble
Max ZT (hammered dulcimer), Karsh Kale (tabla), Priya Darshini (vocal), Kane Mathis (kora)

2am-3am
Pradhanica
Mike Lukshis (tabla), Kaumil Shah (djembe), and Vincent Pierce (cajon), Indrajit Roy-Chowdhury (sitar)

3am-4am
Orakel
Kane Mathis (kora, electronics) Roshni Samlal (tabla)

4am-5am
Adam Maalouf feat. Josh Geisler and Shiva Ghoshal
Adam Maalouf (hand pans) ,Joshua Geisler (bansuri, guitar, electronics), Shivalik Ghoshal (tabla)

5am-6am
Deepal Chodhari
Deepal Chodhari (santoor), Shiva Ghoshal (tabla),

6am-7am
Samarth Nagarkar
Samarth Nagarkar (vocal), Meghashyam Keshav (tabla), Rohan Prabhudesai (harmonium)

7am-8am
Daisy Paradis
Daisy Paradis (sitar), Uchhal Banerjee (tabla)

8am-9am
Sanghamitra Chatterjee
Sanghamitra Chatterjee (vocal), Dibyarka Chatterjee (tabla)

9am-10am
Steve Gorn and Eric Fraser
Steve Gorn (bansuri) Eric Fraser (bansuri) Shivalik Ghoshal (tabla)

10am-11am
Sandip Bhattacharjee
Sandip Bhattacharjee (vocal), Dibyarka Chatterjee (tabla)

11am-12pm
Abhik Mukherjee
Abhik Mukherjee (sitar), Shankh Lahiri (Tabla)