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Brooklyn Raga Massive perform Terry Riley’s “In C” (CD Release Party) Brooklyn Raga Massive perform Terry Riley’s “In C” (CD Release Party)

Fri October 6th, 2017


Main Space

Minimum Age: 18+

Doors Open: 7:00PM

Show Time: 8:00PM

Event Ticket: $20 / $25

Day of Show: $25 / $30

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Terry Riley’s 1964 composition “In C” is has been described as the global village’s first anthem. Considered one of the most seminal works in minimalism, the piece, was inspired by the rhythmic patterns, drones and immersive nature of raga. Brooklyn Raga Massive (BRM) is a collective of forward thinking musicians that brings together artists and audiences of diverse backgrounds. BRM, rooted in Indian classical music, expands the scope of their musical endeavors by making liberal use of jazz, Western classical, rock, avant-garde and other music. BRM brings the music full circle, as the first ensemble to perform the piece with an orchestra of raga musicians and with mostly Indian instruments: sitar, sarod, tabla, bansuri, violin, vocal, cello, bass, guitar and more. Terry himself, who has studied and performed in Hindustani vocal traditions for decades, suggested that BRM open the composition to improvisation – and the ensemble’s performances have gained a new spontaneity, beauty and excitement. No two performances of “In C” are the same – listening to it can be a transcendent and moving experience. This concert will be the album release event for Brooklyn Raga Massive’s record release of their “In C” project.

“Expanding the notion of what raga – the immersive, epic form of Indian music – can mean.” – The Wall Street Journal

This concert is part of World Music Institute’s Global Local Series.

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Ticketing Policy

Table seating for all seated shows is reserved exclusively for ticket holders who purchase “Table Seating” tickets. By purchasing a “Table Seating” ticket you agree to also purchase a minimum of two food and/or beverage items per person. Table seating is first come, first seated. Please arrive early for the best choice of available seats. Seating begins when doors open. Tables are communal so you may be seated with other patrons. We do not take table reservations.
A standing room area is available by the bar for all guests who purchase “Standing Room” tickets. Food and beverage can be purchased at the bar but there is no minimum purchase required in this area.
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Brooklyn Raga Massive

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Brooklyn Raga Massive is a 501c3 charitable organization and is a platform for all lovers of Raga music, both listeners and practitioners, to feel the pulse of NYC’s live Indian Classical music scene. We are managed by our artists with the goal of bringing the community of Indian music lovers together. The Massive’s collaborative approach towards unifying and building the NYC Raga music scene provides the spark for our events and gatherings. Brooklyn Raga Massive is dedicated to presenting and representing Indian Classical Music in all its diversity.

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