Ravi Shankar Birthday Tribute

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 under the tutelage of their Guru Pt. Ravi Shankar. The legendary musicians Pt. Nikhil Banerjee and Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, also had a strong impact on Krishna’s musical growth. While developing his own individual style, Krishna’s music was greatly influenced by other twentieth century stalwarts such as the vocalists Amir Khan, Bade Gulam Ali Khan, Abdul Karim Khan, Begum Akhtar, and Shobha Gurtu, as well as renowned folk singers of Rajasthan. Krishna’s repertoire in performance includes a wide variety of rare and old traditional compositions from these masters of music. Krishna Bhatt has been a long-time teacher and mentor to many members of the BRM community. Every summer he teaches individual and group classes in NYC.

This event is made possible with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered in Kings County by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).



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: