4/6 Ravi Shankar Birthday Tribute Featuring Krishna Bhatt

Performing in honor of Ravi Shankar’s musical legacy next Wednesday April 6th at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn!

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Krishna Bhatt with Pt. Ravi Shankar and Manju Mehta

April 6, 8pm | $15 door, $10 presale
Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street Brooklyn, NY 11231


BRM celebrates the maestro’s birthday as special guest and long time student of Pt. Ravi Shankar, Pt. Krishna Bhatt performs an Indian classical raga composed by Shankar. The BRM Orchestra will also perform original works of Ravi Shankar from his collaborations with Philip Glass and George Harrison, as well as an original composition from Pt. Krishna Bhatt in dedication to India’s most famous ambassador.

BRM Orchestra
Performing Compositions of Ravi Shankar

Samarth Nagarkar, vocal
Arun Ramamurthy, violin
Trina Basu, violin
Adam Malouf, cello, hang drum, percussion
Michael Gam, bass
Neel Murgai, sitar
Eric Fraser, bansuri
Sameer Gupta, tabla

Pundit Krishna Bhatt, sitar
with Shivalik Ghoshal, tabla
Performing Raga Parmeshwari, created by Ravi Shankar

Pundit Krishna Bhatt and numerous member of his musical family flourished…

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BRM John Coltrane Raga Tribute Concert

Absolutely thrilled an honored to be musical director for the John Coltrane Raga Tribute presented by Pioneer Works and Brooklyn Raga Massive. It’s been a longtime dream of mine to honor this musical hero and inspiration to all the great artists involved. Don’t miss this great event!

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John Coltrane rem11922941_1050391181638374_1056334580277308470_oains a pivotal force in the styles of modal jazz, avant-garde jazz, hard-bop and world music. With records like “Om” and songs like “India,” Coltrane and his legacy have led a movement towards bringing Indian music influences, especially Raga, closer to the world of Jazz music.

Brooklyn Raga Massive pays homage to this musical genius, brilliant composer, cornerstone of American Jazz and huge influence on the members of their Indian music collective. On Coltrane’s birthday September 23rd, Brooklyn Raga Massive will be delving into the Coltrane legacy with song selections spanning the works of Alice Coltrane, Pharaoh Sanders & the colossus John Coltrane.

John Coltrane Raga Tribute

September 23, 2015 @ PIONEER WORKS

8pm – Midnight | $15 door, $10 – presale

Sameer Gupta – Drumset/Tabla (Musical Director)
Brandee Younger – Harp
Jay Gandhi – Bansuri
Neel Murgai – Sitar
Pawan Benjamin – Saxophone
Trina Basu – Violin

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Brooklyn Raga Massive Regal New Year’s Eve Bash at Art Cafe

Looking forward to finally doing a New Year’s Eve Gig! With the one and only BROOKLYN RAGA MASSIVE!! I’ll be doing a tabla set in true Rumble style with Dan Weiss, and then after the Ragas have settled down, I’ll be on drumset with BRM All-Star Party Band, bringing the deep pocket, and Raga Funk! #brooklynragamassive #worldwideragatakeover #newyearseve #livemusicnyc

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Happy Holidays from the Brooklyn Raga Massive Family!

This week there will be no Gathering and Raga Jam at Art Cafe, as Christmas Eve falls on Wednesday. Hang in there while we are resting up for the big New Year’s Eve Bash on Wednesday of next week! BRM has planned an amazing Party to bring the community together and celebrate the end of 2014 with an All-Star lineup of musicians. Come early for the Raga, come later for the band and dancing, and if you have kids definitely come to the early 4PM Raga Kids Family Fete!

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Brooklyn Raga Massive Regal Raga New Year’s Eve Bash

4:00PM Raga Kids New Years Eve Family Fete   ($10)

Neel Murgai – Sitar, Sameer Gupta – Tabla,  Eric Fraser – Bansuri

Regal Raga Marathon ($20)

6:00PM Bansi Wizard 

Eric Fraser – Bansuri, Dan Weiss – tabla

7:30PM Tabla Rumble

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Sameer Gupta – Drumset / Tabla

Sameer Gupta is known as one of the few percussionists simultaneously representing the traditions of American jazz on drumset, and Indian classical music on tabla. He has held workshops on Indian music and cross over drumming styles, at Carnegie Hall Global Encounters, The Jazzschool in Berkeley and Berklee College of Music in Boston. By combining traditional and modern improvisational styles drawing from his Indian heritage and American roots, Sameer has already established himself as an original musical voice in jazz, world, and fusion music. From bebop to avant-garde jazz, and European classical percussion to North Indian classical tabla, Gupta continues to compose and perform music from a true multi-cultural perspective that now bridges several continents.