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An Evening with Brooklyn Raga Massive

Special Concert

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
7:00 PM–10:00 PM
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Brooklyn Raga Massive, now a globally recognized musician’s collective, is made up of world class, forward thinking musicians rooted in Indian classical music.

For four years the Massive has presented weekly concerts on Wednesdays in NYC which have become incubators to new styles including Africa/India collaborations and Chamber Raga while also serving to bring traditional Raga to a much wider audience.

On August 12 the Brooklyn Raga Massive will bring its Wednesday Night Jam to the Rubin Museum with a special show befitting the occasion, featuring a dueling tabla solo with Sameer Gupta and Dan Weiss, followed by a special performance with Max ZT (dulcimer), Jay Gandhi (bansuri), Arun Ramamurthy (violin), and Ehren Hanson (tabla).

The concerts will be held in the theater from 7:00 ““ 9:00 PM followed by a special jam session in the Café till 10:00PM. Our Café hours will be extended for the program and close at 10:00 PM. Drinks and a limited food menu will be available for purchase.

About the Musicians

Sameer Gupta and Dan Weiss are unique in that both are known for simultaneously representing the traditions of American jazz on drums, and Indian classical music on tabla. Sameer Gupta, co-founder of the Brooklyn Raga Massive, is a disciple of Pt. Anindo Chatterjee, and actively tours the world performing with artists Marc Carey, Wallace Roney and countless others.

Dan Weiss, a disciple of Samir Chatterjee, has performed frequently with Lee Konitz, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Miguel Zenon, and many others. Weiss was also named “The Top Up and Coming Percussionist” two years in a row in the annual Downbeat’s Critic’s Poll and was featured in the New York Times as “One of the 5 Most Promising Drummers of the New Generation“.

Max ZT, lauded as the “Jimi Hendrix of Hammered Dulcimer” by NPR, and a “force of nature” by NY Music Daily, is an innovator of the instrument. Taking his roots from classical Irish folk music, Max has transplanted his compositional techniques to both Senegal, where he studied the Mandinko technique with the Cissoko Griot family, and to Mumbai, India, where he received a grant to study under the great santoor master, Pandit Shivkumar Sharma.

Jay Gandhi is a truly outstanding disciple of the world renowned bansuri maestro, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia. He has enthralled audiences in India, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and North America.

Arun Ramamurthy is a versatile violinist who is making his mark in Indian Classical and World Music. Trained in Carnatic (South Indian Classical) music initially by the distinguished violinist, Anantha Krishnan, and then later by the celebrated violin maestro brothers, Dr. Mysore Manjunath & Sri Mysore Nagaraj, Arun has become one of the most in-demand violinists in the U.S.

Ehren Hanson has had the honor of accompanying great musicians Pandit Debi Prasad Chatterjee, Pandit Subroto Roy Chowdhury, Steve Gorn, and others. In 2012, The Times of India described his tabla solo performance as “enthralling.” Ehren currently lives in New York where he is an active performer and teacher. He is the director of the
Anindo Chatterjee School of Tabla.

Presented with Harrice Miller Entertainment

The community partner for this concert is Sunny Thakkar


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