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An Evening with Brooklyn Raga Massive

Friday, July 12, 2024
7:00 PM–8:00 PM
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Join us for a live musical performance on the Rubin stage by a trio of musicians from Brooklyn Raga Massive, a collective dedicated to creating cross-cultural understanding through the lens of Indian classical music. Raga means “to color the mind.” The music is subtle and precise in order to capture a specific mood to match a particular time of day or season.

Featuring sonic convergences and diasporic detours from regions along the silk road—from Mongolia to South Asia—the performance brings together folk and traditional lineages of Indian classical raga with electronic and contemporary influences. With classical tabla, sarod/guitar, and vocals, this set promises to conjure a reimagined metropolis that colors your mind with Indian raga and Mongolian dreamscapes.


About the Performers

Camila Celin (pictured right) began playing guitar at age nine. For several years, she has been doing intensive studies in the Indian sarod, in Kolkata with sarod player Sougata Roy Choudhury and in New York with sitar maestro Pandit Krishna Bhatt. In 2009 she was nominated for a Grammy for best world music album in collaboration with slide guitar maestro Debashish Bhattacharya. She has been an active performer in her native Colombia, the U.S. and India. Camila has composed music for several films, for theater as well as for commercials and lives between New York City and Kolkata, India.

Uyanga Bold, (pictured center) is a unique singer with a rare blend of resonance strategies, seamlessly incorporating “open throat singing” of Mongolian urtiin duu and Balkan female folk singers, alongside operatic bel canto elegance, and shamanic throat singing. Her rich palette of melismatic colors and ornaments from global traditions are rooted in a lifetime of rigorous training and practice. Inana’s research has led her from the Amazonian rainforests to learning from Hindustani classical masters, professionally exploring and stretching the possibilities of the human voice. Hailing from Mongolia, the singer is featured in Disney’s remake of Mulan, as well as in the Avatar and Spider-Man franchises. Forbes says “her voice harkens back to ancient civilizations,” and she has been nominated as “Female Singer of the Year.” She has appeared internationally on television, radio, and in live performances, reaching over 40 million views across all platforms.

Roshni Samlal (pictured left) is a New York-based tabla player, DJ, producer, curator and poet of Trinidadian descent. As a classically trained tabla artist, Roshni performs traditional tabla solos, South Asian classical accompaniment, jazz and chamber composition. She also uses electronic music production and poetry as contexts to reframe the tabla solo within an experimental narrative lens. She is the lead curator and producer of the Ragini Festival which focuses on spotlighting the work of artists engaged in traditional folk and innovative arts within the further reaches of the South Asian diaspora, focusing on Indo-Caribbean heritage. Her DJ sets are rooted in her diasporic heritage as a Trinidadian immigrant during the 90’s, Global club, Bollywood, Chutney, Soca, Electronics, Dancehall and Dub. Her work has been supported and showcased at GlobalFest, Ragas Live Festival, Lincoln Center, Celebrate Brooklyn, True/False Film Festival, Brookfield Place, Rubin Museum, Accordions of the World Festival, Joe’s Pub(Working Group Member 2022-2023), New Music USA, Pioneer Works, and Brooklyn Museum.


Lead support for the Rubin Museum is provided by Bob and Lois Baylis, Barbara Bowman, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, Dharma Joy Foundation, Noah P. Dorsky, Fred Eychaner, Christopher J. Fussner, Agnes Gund, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Global, the Estate of Lisina M. Hoch, Henry Luce Foundation, The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, Mellon Foundation, Matt and Ann Nimetz, The Randleigh Foundation Trust, Shelley and Donald Rubin, Tiger Baron Foundation, and Ellen Bayard Weedon Foundation.

General operating support of the Rubin Museum of Art is provided by the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Alex J. Ettl Foundation, Daphne Hoch Cunningham and John Cunningham, Anne E. Delaney, Dalio Philanthropies, Dan Gimbel of NEPC, LLC, The Prospect Hill Foundation, Basha Frost Rubin and Scott Grinsell, Namita and Arun Saraf, Linda Schejola, Eric and Alexandra Schoenberg, Eileen Caulfield Schwab, Jesse Smith and Annice Kenan, Tsherin Sherpa, Tong-Tong Zhu and Jianing Liu, with generous donations from the Museum’s Board of Trustees, individual donors and members, and corporate and foundation supporters.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

The Rubin Museum’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

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