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Carnatic music, the South Indian classical style is presented in its pure form. Explore the beautiful intricacies of Ragam, Tanam, and Pallavi in two Carnatic kutcheris (concerts). Pioneering virtuoso guitarist Prasanna presents a traditional instrumental set with mridangist Akshay Anantapadmanabhan. Also featured are vocalists Roopa Mahadevan and Ashvin Bhogendra with violinists Arun Ramamurthy and Anjna Swaminathan to engage the audience in powerful sets of song and improvisation.

Workshop | 6:30pm

Carnatic 101, A Guided Listening
Ever wonder what exactly is happening during a South Indian classical performance? In this guided listening, Arun Ramamurthy & Roopa Mahadevan walk you through vintage recordings of some of the legends of Carnatic Music. Learn about the structures and improvisational protocols, and how they lay the framework for interactive and spontaneous performances. This class is open to all levels of musical understanding.

Immediately following the workshop will be live performances by NYC’s finest Carnatic musicians.

Concert | 8pm

Set 1 
Roopa Mahadevan – vocals
Anjna Swaminathan – violin
mridangam – TBD

Set 2 
Guitar Prasanna – guitar
Akshay Anantapadmanabhan – mridangam

Set 3
Ashvin Bhogendra – vocals
Arun Ramamurthy – violin
Akshay Anantapadmanabhan – mridangam

SERIES

This concert is part of Brooklyn Raga Massive‘s performance and recording residency at Pioneer Works. Please join us for upcoming concerts in this series through April 2016: