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Face the Music and Brooklyn Raga Massive

Rhythms of India

Friday, April 12, 2019
7:00 PM–8:30 PM
Sold Out

Brooklyn Raga Massive joins forces with Face the Music, a dynamic youth program dedicated to post-genre music by living composers (including its own members), for an evening inspired by South Asian classical music.

The program includes selections from Passages, the legendary album by Ravi Shankar and Philip Glass, plus music by the award-winning violinist Kala Ramnath and BRM members Neel Murgai, Anjna Swaminathan and Arun Ramamurthy. Featuring sitar, tabla, tambura, and violin soloists from Brooklyn Raga Massive with Face the Music ensembles.

Presented with Brooklyn Raga Massive.

About the Musicians

Face the Music is Kaufman Music Center’s contemporary music education program for teenagers and the country’s only youth orchestra dedicated to studying and performing post-genre music by living composers. Praised for “stunning performances” by the New York Times, Face the Music features a collection of ensembles including a chamber orchestra, a jazz big-band, an improvisation collective, string quartets, and mixed chamber-ensembles, all dedicated to studying and performing experimental, new-classical, new-jazz and avant-garde music written exclusively by living composers.

Praised by the Wall Street Journal for “expanding the notion of what raga—the immersive, epic form of Indian music—can mean” and dubbed the “leaders of the raga renaissance” by the New Yorker, the fun-loving members of the Brooklyn Raga Massive collective have made huge waves for “preserving the past while blurring genres in an inventive spirit” (New York Times). Brooklyn Raga Massive is dedicated to education, engaging in workshops, in-school programs, private teaching, and various community activities to share their love for music.

This program is now SOLD OUT.

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Tickets: $25.00

Members Tickets: $20.00

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