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Ragas Live Festival Returns to Pioneer Works

Presented by Pioneer Works 
in collaboration with 
Brooklyn Raga Massive and the Society for Arts and Culture of South Asia
October 22 8PM – October 23 8PM

The Ragas Live Festival will stage a triumphant return as a 24-hour live event at Brooklyn’s Pioneer Works in October, after having presented one of the most ambitious and successful virtual events of the pandemic.

Featured artists will include
Parvathy Baul, Hamid AlSaadi, Manik Khan, and Mysore Brothers 

A 24-hour celebration of transcendent, spiritual music, the Ragas Live Festival is rooted in South Asia’s classical music, raga, which is unique in that specific modes are only played at specific times during the day. The entire event will be broadcast on WKCR- FM, where it began as a 50 musician, in-studio broadcast in 2012.  

The eclectic programming includes the New York premiere of the Baul performer Parvathy Baul, master of the Iraqi maqam Hamid AlSaadi, ambient modular synth explorations from Kroba and a tribute to Ali Akbar Khan on his 100th centennial featuring his son Manik Khan. At least a dozen more artists are to be announced.

The live festival will take place within an immersive installation by pioneering film and video artist Charles Atlas, on a bespoke stage designed by artist Mika Tajima in collaboration with Chadha Ranch.

  • Artists Appearing at Ragas Live 

Parvathy Baul (Vocal/Dance W. Bengal)
Hamid AlSaadi (Iraqi Maqam Vocalist-Iraq)
Manik Khan (Sarod- India)
Mysore Brothers (Carnatic Violin ensemble Mysore, India)
Saraswathi Ranganathan (Chicago)
Jay Gandhi (Bansuri, New York)
Samarth Nagarkar (Vocal, New York)
Arun Ramamurthy Trio (Carnatic Jazz Trio)
Kroba (Analog Modular Synth)

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