Ragas Live Retrospective

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Highlights from the first 6 years of the 24 hour Ragas Live Festival, an event recognized for expanding the audience of Indian Classical Music and documenting what the New York Times would ultimately call “A Raga Renaissance - Flowering in Brooklyn."

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released September 4, 2018

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Brooklyn Raga Massive: Ravi Shankar Tribute
Tarana Chaturang
Neel Murgai (sitar), Sameer Gupta (tabla), Arun Ramamurthy (violin), Eric Fraser (bansuri), Trina Basu (violin), Michael Gam (bass), Samarth Nagarkar (vocal)
Ganga Publishing, BV
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Jay Gandhi and Vishal Nagar
Pahadi Dhun
Jay Gandhi (bansuri) and Vishal Nagar (tabla)
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Go: Organic Orchestra with Brooklyn Raga Massive
Twilight Lake
Composed and improvisationally conducted by Adam Rudolph
Arun Ramamurthy - violin (soloist); Jay Gandhi - bansuri, Neel Murgai - sitar (soloist); Charles Burnham - violin (soloist); Trina Basu - violin; Swaminathan Selvaganesh - kanjeera; Sameer Gupta - Tabla; David Ellenbogen - guitar; Mari Tanaka - Tanpura; Michel Gentile – c and alto flute, bamboo flutes; Sylvain Leroux - tambin, flute, bamboo flutes; Ze Luis – c and alto flute, bamboo flutes; Steve Gorn - bansuri flute, hichiriki; Sean Sonderegger – contrabass clarinet; Sara Schoenbeck - bassoon, sona; Julianne Carney-Chung - violin; Sana Nagano - violin; Sarah Bernstein - violin; Richard Carr - violin; Stephanie Griffin - viola; Gwen Laster - viola; Jake Carkey - cello; Leco Reis - contrabass; Kenny Wessel - electric guitar; Alexis Marcelo - electric keyboards; Damon Banks - electric bass; Dan Kurfirst - cajon, frame drums, percussion
Rogerio Boccato - pandero, zabumba, percussion; Joe Hertenstein- tiny kit percussion
Composed by Adam Rudolph Published by Migration Music, BMI
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Anupam Shobhakar and Shankh Lahiri
Raga Hemant
Anupam Shobhakar (sarod) Shankh Lahiri (Tabla)
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Afrika Meets India
Changes/ Vanotamba
Kevin Nathaniel (Mbira) Eric Fraser (Bansuri) Naren Budhkar (tabla) Salieu Suso (kora) Giancarlo Luiggi (Hosho) and Indrajit Roy-Chowdhury (Sitar)
©ⓟ 2018 Kevinmbira productions p (circle) 2018 Kevinmbira productions
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Mitali Bhawmik
Rag Bihag / Pilu Thumri
Mitali Bhawmik (vocal); Shree Suresh Benegal (harmonium);
Dibyarka Chatterjee (tabla); Shankhadip Chakrabarty (tanpura and vocal support)
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Arun Ramamurthy Trio
Conception / Dhanasri / Walk As One / Simple Joys / Sri Valli / Revati
Arun Ramamurthy (violin); Perry Wortman (bass); Sameer Gupta (drums)
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Krishna Bhatt and Nitin Mitta

Radhavanti - a whole tone raga
Krishna Bhatt, sitar; Nitin Mitta, tabla
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Karavika
Little Road Song /Your Passing Touch / Song that floats on the Breeze
Trina Basu, violin; Amali Premawardhana, cello; Perry Wortman, bass; Sameer Gupta, tabla
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Samarth Nagarkar
Raga Bhatiyar
Samarth Nagarkar (vocal), Meghashyam Keshav (tabla), Rohan Prabhudesai (harmonium)
11
Akshara
Mind the Gap / Sadjam / Mohana Blues / Urban Krithi
Bala Skandan (mridangam), Arun Ramamurthy (violin), Trina Basu (violin), Jay Gandhi (bansuri), Kabilan Jeginathan (kanjira), Max ZT (dulcimer), Shivalik Ghoshal (tabla)
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Unstruck Sound
Lissajous Curves
Neel Murgai (Overtone Loops); Eric Fraser (bansuri); Arun Ramamurthy (violin); David Ellenbogen (guitar)
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Deepal Chodhari and Shiva Ghoshal
Raga Lalit
Deepal Chodhari (santoor), Shiva Ghoshal (tabla)
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Roopa Mahadevan
Raga Sri Ranjini / Raga Poorvikalyani / Raga Revati
Roopa Mahadevan (vocal) Anjna Swaminathan (violin), Bala Skandan (mridangam), Kabilan Jeginathan (kanjira)
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Recalling the Valley - Max ZT, Jay Gandhi and Ehren Hanson
Raag Kirwani
Jay Gandhi (bansuri); Max ZT (hammered dulcimer) Ehren Hanson (tabla)
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Snehasish Mozumder
Raga Charukeshi
Snehashish Mozumdar(mandolin), Shiva Ghoshal (tabla)
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Pradhanica Dance and Music Company
Ganesh Paran
Jin Won (Kathak), Mike Lukshis (tabla), Kaumil Shah (djembe), and Vincent Pierce (cajon) Composed by Pandit Divyang Vakil
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Steve Gorn and Eric Fraser
Raga Nat Bhairav / Raga Bhairagi
Steve Gorn (bansuri) Eric Fraser (bansuri) Shivalik Ghoshal (tabla)
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Arun Ramamurthy, Akshay Anantapadmanabhan, Nitin Mitta
Raga Valachi/ Raga Hamsanadam/ Raga Sankarabharanam
Arun Ramamurthy (violin) Akshay Anantapadmanabhan (mridangam), Nitin Mitta (tabla)
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Vivek Pandya
Tabla Solo in Tintal
Vivek Pandya (tabla); Kalpit Pandya (Harmonium)
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Rajeswari Satish
Raga Hamsadhwani / Raga Poorvikalyani
Rajeswari Satish (vocals); Radhika Mani (violin); A.R. Balaskandan (mridangam); Arthi Suresh (vocals)
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Anirban Dasgupta and Indrajit Roy Chowdhury
Komal Rishav Asavar
Anirban Dasgupta (sarod); Indrajit Roy Chowdhury; and Mike Lukshis (tabla)
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Ashvin Bhogendra
Raga Nattai / Raga Keeravani
Ashvin Bhogendra (vocals), Arun Ramamurthy (violin); Akshay Anantapadmanabhan (mridangam)
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Abhik Mukherjee and Shankh Lahiri
Raga Hamir Bilawal / Raga Bhairavi
Abhik Mukherjee (sitar); Shankh Lahiri (tabla)

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Ragas Live Festival New York, New York

7 years ago a community of over 50 musicians descended upon the WKCR 89.9 FM studio, to bring New York City, and listeners around the world, through a 24 set, 24 hour cycle of sound.
The festival grew - expanding the audience of Indian Classical Music and documenting what the New York Times would later call “A Raga Renaissance - Flowering in Brooklyn.” These are 24 of our greatest moments.
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