Ragas Live Festival 2024

Pioneer Works is excited to present the 13th annual Ragas Live Festival featuring 24 hours of transcendent music in the Pioneer Works Main Hall.

For the 2024 iteration, we are excited to welcome Debashish Bhattacharya (Slide Guitar), Ganesh Rajagopalan (2024 Grammy Winner & Violin maestro from Shakti), Arushi Jain (fka the Modular Princess) & Afghan musical superstars, Homayoun Sakhi and Salar Nader. Full lineup to be announced, stay tuned!

About Ragas Live Festival

Ragas Live Festival was born as an in-studio radio broadcast at Columbia University's radio station, WKCR, in 2012 and immediately gained a global listening audience. The annual presentation of 50-70 musicians and its expansive presentation of music inspired by the Indian Classical tradition became central to a musical movement that the New York Times, New Yorker, NPR, and others have called “The Raga Renaissance”. The event first left the studio and became a live, in-person broadcast in 2016 at Pioneer Works, where it has since grown a passionate following.

The event is inspired by raga, the classical music tradition from South Asia, where specific modes harmonize with the moods and energy of particular times of day, such as sunrise, sunset, or the darkest hours of the night. Master musicians from the raga tradition are presented alongside legends in ambient music, minimalism, jazz and global traditions.

Ragas Live Festival is Presented by Pioneer Works in collaboration with NYC Radio Live, Brooklyn Raga Massive and the Society for Arts and Culture of South Asia.

Ragas Live Festival is supported by the Brooklyn Arts Council. Brooklyn Arts Fund (DCLA) is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council.