Roopa in Flux
Friday, March 6, 2020
7:00 PM–8:30 PM
Celebrate Women’s History Month with the “hurricane wail” and searing authenticity of Indian classical and crossover vocalist Roopa Mahadevan and her ensemble Roopa in Flux.
Presented by Brooklyn Raga Massive as part of their annual festival Out of the Woods, a collective expression of local female performers within the Indian classical music world, Roopa in Flux is an ensemble of musicians rooted in structured and improvised traditions from around the world. Through novel arrangements traversing Carnatic, jazz, R&B/soul, and other influences, Roopa in Flux uses camaraderie, honesty, and emotional intensity to create moments that express both the quirks of the individual and the joy of community.
About the Performer
Roopa Mahadevan is a leading Indian classical vocalist and crossover artist in the South Asian diaspora. Roopa’s “hurricane wail and command of infinite minutiae” have taken her to diverse venues from Chennai’s prestigious Music Academy to New York City’s Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Metropolitan Museum, as well as numerous folk festivals and cultural centers around America. Roopa has performed full-length Carnatic vocal concerts, accompanied leading South Asian dancers/choreographers, and directed the groundbreaking choir Navatman Music Collective. Known for her creative spirit and collaborative leadership, Roopa also brings critical cultural commentary, humor, and a searing authenticity to her work, often invoking her talents in dance and theater. Roopa is a featured voice in projects such as Brooklyn Raga Massive and IndianRaga, and she is a soloist on several albums, including Christopher Tin’s Grammy Award-winning Calling All Dawns and the Facebook Sound Collection. Roopa has been named a member of Joe’s Pub’s Working Group of 2020 and recently released her debut Carnatic album, Roopa in Six Yards, recognized for being “as spontaneous and joyful as the singer herself.”
Standard Tickets: $30.00
Members Tickets : $24.00