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The Ragas Live Festival organized by WKCR-FM 89.9 in collaboration with 14 local organizations including HARMONYOM - Indian Classical Music - New York on June 20 and June 21 2015, has been a fantastic success!
On behalf of HarmoNYom, THANKS to the 80 musicians for their incredible performances; To WKCR 89.9 FM's Team (David Ellenbogen, Manisha, Zachary, Hap, Seligman, Karen and everyone else) for their initiative and great organization; To Make Music New York (MMNY) to give us again the chance to present 4 beautiful concerts, workshops and Indian Drum Circle at Central Park on June 21; To our community sponsors, to the musical community and our worldwide audience for their support and love!
It was such a joy to share this great experience again this year, all together through this unique event! To the Collective of organizers (AAICM, Afro Roots NYC, ACST: Anindo Chatterjee School of Tabla and Indian Music, Brooklyn Raga Massive, Carnatic Sundays, Chhandayan Center For Indian Music, Krishna Bhatt's Gurukul, Navatman, Inc, NYC Radio Live, Shastra and Taalim School of Indian Music... THANK YOU!
We are looking forward to the next Festival in 2016! Ragas Live Festival is rocking....
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 21, 8PM
Kiran Ahluwalia- CD release concert Feb 21 at Roulette, Brooklyn
Born in India, raised in Canada, and based in New York City, this singer has been playing Indian classical and folk songs since she was in elementary school. While in New York, she met the noted guitarist Rez Abbasi, who is a native of Pakistan and grew up in California. Now married, they are potent musical collaborators. Abbasi produced Ahluwalia’s new album, “Sanata: Stillness,” weaving a ringing electric-guitar tapestry throughout it.
They’ll be joined in concert by Nitin Mitta, on tabla, Will Holshouser, on accordion, and Nikku Nayar, on electric bass. Expect a vibrant, stirring amalgam of Eastern, Western, and African modalities and rhythms.
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY
Tickets: $30 / $25 for students and seniors
Tickets here --- http://www.robertbrowningassociates.com
THURSDAY MARCH 12, 7PM
Rajasthani Songs from the Desert of Pakistan:
Mai Dhai Ensemble
presented by Live@365
This concert marks a rare opportunity to hear Rajasthani music from Pakistan with Mai Dhai, a traditional Manganiyar singer and dhol player from the Thar Desert region. Hailing from Tharparkar, in the interior region of Sindh province, Mai Dhai’s driving percussion and other-worldly voice evoke the ancient rhythms of times long past.
The Manganiyars are a caste of Muslim musicians who traditionally performed for the kings of Rajasthan in the subcontinent. Their repertoire ranges from ballads about the kings to Sufi songs written by various mystics as well as songs for occasions such as birth, marriage, rains, and feasts.
Elebash Recital Hall
365 5th Ave, New York, New York 10016
More info: http://liveat365.org/concert06.php
SATURDAY MARCH 21, 8PM
Robert Browning Associates presents
one of India’s foremost classical instrumentalists
with Abhijit Banerjee
“The Singing Violin”: Music of North India
“a musician of giant-like qualities” — Jazz Wise
509 Atlantic Avenue at 3rd Ave.,
$30; $25 students, seniors
SATURDAY MARCH 28, 8PM
CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS
Zakir Hussain's Pulse of the World:
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
West 57 Street - 7 Ave, NYC
Tickets and more info:
SOLD OUT! THURSDAY APRIL 30, 7PM
The IRCPL, Barnard Religion Department, Barnard Center for Translation Studies, and South Asia Institute at Columbia University present a concert and discussion:
“Performing Bhakti: Surdas in Song and Translation” Concert
Featuring a Hindustani Classical and Devotional performance by:
Pandit Sanjeev Abhyankar, Lead Vocals
Ajinkya Joshi, Tabla
Milind Kulkarni, Harmonium
The concert and discussion event celebrates the recent publication of Barnard Religion Professor Jack Hawley’s co-authored volume, Sur’s Ocean, which was recently published by Harvard University Press as part of the Murty Classical Library of India. The concert will be followed by a discussion on performance, song, and translation.
Professor Jack Hawley, translator of Sur’s Ocean
Pandit Sanjeev Abhyankar, acclaimed vocal performer of the Mewati Gharana
The concert is hosted and curated by Yogi Trivedi, Columbia University.
Glicker Milstein Theatre
3009 Broadway, New York, 10027
FRIDAY MAY 1, 8PM
Robert Browning Associates presents:
FARID AYAZ, ABU MUHAMMAD & BROTHERS QAWWAL
Sufi Music of Pakistan - Part of the World in Trance Festival
Farid Ayaz, Abu Muhammad & Brothers Qawwal perform qawwali, the ecstatic devotional music of Sufi Muslims made famous in the West by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. The 9-member ensemble has gained international recognition for its renditions of both the popular traditional form and the more introspective ancient classical qawwali that is seldom heard today.
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave (at 3rd Ave), Downtown Brooklyn
Tickets online: http://www.robertbrowningassociates.com/farid-ayaz-abu-muha…
photo: Jack Vartoogian/ FrontRowPhotos
TUESDAY JUNE 2, 12PM
Arun Ramamurthy Trio (ART) in Times Square, NYC, a special kickoff performance in Duffy Square, Broadway (between 46th and 47th Streets), NYC.
Arun Ramamurthy - Carnatic Violin
Perry Wortman - Cello
Dan Weiss - Percussion and tabla
Presented by Times Square Alliances and Make Music NY as part as a special edition of Times Square NYC: Music at the Crossroads.
ART is presented In collaboration with HarmoNYom and NYC Radio Live
Free - All welcome
For a full schedule of each day’s events: www.makemusicny.org/timessquare
FRIDAY JUNE 12, 8PM
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A full house on Friday June 12, 2015 for our Grand Hindustani Sarod concert in NYC!
HARMONYOM - Indian Classical Music - New York is very proud and honored to have had the wonderful opportunity to present a magical evening of Indian Classical music featuring maestros Ud. Aashish Khan (sarode), Pt. Anindo Chatterjee (tabla), Pt. "Manik Munde" the Pakhawaj Legend and Shri Anupam Shobhakar (sarode) at the beautiful St. Peter's Chelsea Episcopal Church in NYC! They were accompanied by Roshni Thompson on tanpura.
Presented In collaboration with Brooklyn Raga Massive.
We would like to thank all our supporters, volunteers and media partners: DooBeeDooBeeDoo, WKCR-FM, NYC Radio LIVE, SangeetSabha presents LIVE Streaming, Sunny Thakkar , American Academy of Indian Classical Music, Biryani Boys, IndianRaga, IAPA; All the great engineers for sound and videos: David Ellenbogen, Mohit Dayal; All our friends, fans and the beautiful audience including Daisy Paradis and Hany ElDiwany.
Photo Credit Veronique Lerebours - 2015
SATURDAY JUNE 20 - WKCR - Radio 89.9 FM
SUNDAY JUNE 21 - MMNY - Central Park - NYC
Ragas Live Festival - 2015
The Ragas Live Festival 2015, one of radio’s most ambitious events, expands in it’s fourth year on SATURDAY JUNE 20th. Over 70 world-class musicians will perform Indian Classical Music over a period of 24 hours, all broadcast on WKCR.
This year it will now by now be followed on SUNDAY JUNE 21st by free concerts in Central Park.
1- On SATURDAY JUNE 20th (midnight to midnight) WKCR will broadcast 24 hours of live performances throughout New York City at 89.9 FM-NY and internationally at www.wkcr.org
The festival will be recorded and made available on both the WKCR archives online
at www.wkcr.org and at www.nycradiolive.org.
2- This will be followed by free concerts, workshops and Mass Appeal of Indian Drums (open to everyone) in Central Park - Dairy Lawn, mid-park on West 65 Street (5/6 Aves) New York, NY from 1:30-8pm on SUNDAY JUNE 21st as part as Make Music NY (MMNY).
The event is produced by WKCR in collaboration with 14 leading organizations:
AAICM, Afro Roots NYC, Anindo Chatterjee School of Tabla and Indian Music, Brooklyn Raga Massive, Carnatic Sundays, Chhandayan Center for Indian Music, HarmoNYom, Krishna Bhatt’s Gurukul, Navatman, NYC Radio Live, Shastra & Taalim School of Indian Music.
This year’s festival will feature some of the greatest maestros of the Indian Classical Music’s field, many of whom reside in India.
Pandita Tripti Mukherjee, Ustad Aashish Khan, Pandit Tejendra Narayan Majumdar, Pandit Krishna Bhatt, Ustad Mashkoor Ali Khan, Sanghamitra Chatterjee, and Pandit Samir Chatterjee.
The title Pandit, Ustad, and Pandita is one reserved for masters of this music.
Alongside these great maestros there will be performers reflecting the exciting new genres and collaborations that are blossoming in New York City. Yacouba Sissoko the great Kora player from Mali will perform the amazing bansuri player Jay Gandhi representing the monthly Africa/India Collaboration concerts produced at Brooklyn Raga Massive events. Chamber Raga, a form being explored in NYC will be represented by Karavika. The astounding prodigy Vivek Pandya who made his Ragas Live debut with a 45 minute solo at 8 years old, will now perform at 10 years old with the maestros Samarth Nagarkar (vocal) and Abhik Mukherjee (sitar).
Over the years, many fans and performers have requested that they can attend the festival in person. This year, Ragas Live will continue outside of WKCR at Central Park. As part of Make Music NY (MMNY), there will be live performances and workshops in Central Park’s Dairy Lawn, mid-park on West 65 Street (5/6 Aves), New York, NY from 1:30-8pm on Sunday June 21st. These shows will be anchored by youtube sensation Shankar Tucker and the explosive Arun Ramamurthy Trio which brings South Indian compositions some hundreds of years old into the context of a jazz trio.
1- SATURDAY JUNE 20 (24 Hours)
From midnight to 11:59pm
Ragas Live Festival Radio - WKCR Broadcast
You can tune in to WKCR on 89.9FM in the NYC area or online at www.wkcr.org.
Any questions about tuning in can be sent to email@example.com.
Complete schedule (subject to changes):
12am to 1am
Ustad Mashkoor Ali Khan (vocal) + Sandip Bhattacharya (harmonium)
+ Nitin Mitta (tabla)
1am to 2am
Camila Celin (sarod) + Ehren Hanson (tabla)
2am to 3am
Max ZT (hammered dulcimer)
Sandip Bhattacharya (Vocal) + Shampa Bhattacharya (harmonium) and Anirban Roy Chowdhury (tabla)
Arjun Verma (Sitar)
Indro Roy-Chowdhury (sitar) + Anirban Dasgupta (sarod) + Mike Lukshis (tabla)
Suhas Joshi (vocal) Gopal Kalluri (tabla) Neeraj Joshi (harmonium)
Payton MacDonald, Dhrupad Trance; Dan Weiss, drumset;
Reena Esmail, violin & piano
Achyut Joshi (Vocal)
Karavika Amali Premawardhana (cello) Trina Basu (Violin) Perry Wortman (bass) Sameer Gupta (tabla)
Samarth Nagarkar (vocal); Abhik Mukherjee (sitar); Vivek Pandya (tabla)
Steve Gorn (bansuri), Eric Fraser (bansuri), and Ehren Hanson (tabla)
Navatman Music Collective:
Namaskar: Sameer Gupta: drumset, tabla - Arun Ramamurthy: violin - Rashaan Carter: violin - Neel Murgai, sitar
Om Gam: Michael Gam (bass), Kane Mathis (kora), Arun Ramamurthy (violin), Shivalik Goshal (tabla)
Jay Gandhi (bansuri) & Arun Ramamurthy (violin) with Abhi Seetharaman (mridangam)
Chhandayan Tabla Ensemble: Avinash Bose, Aditya Shinn, Rafi Hakim, Ronak Seth, Noelina Arciniegas, Kedar Gangopadhyay and Benjamin Stewart); Aditya Phatak (tabla solo); Chhandayan Vocal Ensemble: Roshni Basu, Shampa Chanda, Adwaitaa Goswami, Dibyakalyan Basu, Andrew Shantz, Harry Einhorn and Anand Prashad-tabla
Pradhanica:Jin Won (Kathak), Mike Lukshis (tabla), Kaumil Shah (djembe), and Vincent Pierce (cajon);
Taalim Tabla Duet: Mike Lukshis (tabla), Kaumil Shah (tabla)
Yacouba Sissoko (Kora), Jay Gandhi (Bansuri), David Ellenbogen (guitar)
Pandit Krishna Bhatt (Sitar) and Nitin Mitta (tabla)
Pandit Tejendra Narayan Majumdar (Sarod) and Nitin Mitta (tabla)
Sanghamitra Chatterjee (vocal) with Samir Chatterjee (tabla) and Tabla Duet - Samir Chatterjee and Tejas Tope
Ustad Aashish Khan (Sarod), Anupam Shobhakar (Sarod) and Dan Weiss (tabla)
Pandita Tripti Mukherjee (vocal) and Samir Chatterjee (tabla)
2- SUNDAY JUNE 21st in Central Park, NYC
LIVE events from 1:30pm to 8pm
A solstice summer of Indian Music in Central Park!
Presented by HarmoNYom, MMNY, WKCR and NYC Radio Live
In collaboration with Navatman, Taalim School and Brooklyn Raga Massive
MASS APPEAL - Make Music NY (MMNY)
1:30PM - Introductory Tabla / North Indian Rhythms Workshop (taught by Mike Lukshis / Taalim School)
2 - 3:30PM: Indian Classical Drum Circle
All ages and playing levels welcome.
4PM - Taalim Youth Tabla Ensemble
4:15 - 5:15PM: Navatman Music Collective
5:45PM - Arun Ramamurthy Trio (ART) - Presented by Brooklyn Raga Massive
7:15PM: Shankar Tucker Ensemble
Central Park - Dairy Lawn Mid-Park - 65 Street (Entrance on 59 Street/6Ave)
Direct press inquiries to:
David Ellenbogen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Publicity Director, WKCR:
Zachary Hap Seligman Karen email@example.com
AAICM - www.aaicm.org
Afro Roots NYC
Anindo Chatterjee School of Tabla - www.schooloftabla.viewcy.com
Brooklyn Raga Massive - www.brooklynragamassive.com
Carnatic Sundays - www.arunramamurthy.com/carnatic-sundays
Chhandayan Center for Indian Music - www.tabla.org
HarmoNYom - www.HarmoNYom.org
Krishna Bhatt’s Gurukul
Navatman - www.navatman.org
NYC Radio Live - www.nycradiolive.org
Shastra - www.shastramusic.com
Taalim School of Indian Music - www.taalim.com
WKCR 89.9 FM NY - www.wkcr.org
Community Partners and Sponsors:
Make Music NY (MMNY) - www.makemusicny.org
WEDNESDAY JUNE 24, 6:30PM
A Benefit for World Music Institute--an intimate evening with the renowned and amazing Pandit Ramesh Misra (Sarangi) and Pandit Anindo Chatterjee (Tabla) in a loft in South Street Seaport, in New York City.
Supported by HarmoNYom
RSVP Required by email firstname.lastname@example.org - Daisy Paradis to receive exact location of the private residence. If you cannot attend but would like to contribute to the benefit, purchase tickets through the ticket's link and send an email to email@example.com - Daisy Paradis.
SATURDAY JULY 11, 7:30 PM
Planet Shankara Live at Lincoln Center
Supported by HarmoNYom
World's #1 percussionist and the Drummer of Slumdog Millionaire & Jai Ho - the legendary Anandan Sivamani (https://goo.gl/qRRFos) jams with
Vocalist of YouTUBE's fastest growing Indian Classical video Anurag Harsh (https://goo.gl/eD4GIm) who recently sold out Carnegie Hall and
AR Rahman's favorite & India's #1 Keyboardist and Keytar player Stephen Devassy (https://goo.gl/9UPtGC) at the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts
Last few tickets left for this unique midsummer night jam of lightening fast Raga based songs & rhythms at one of the hottest venues in NYC.
Purchase at www.LincolnConcert.com (no fee)
Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
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As of 08/14/2015