Africa/India Series: Innov Gnawa with Brooklyn Raga Massive All Stars – Podcast 179

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itunes-button1Of all the concerts I’ve produced this was one of the most exciting and meaningful.  This installation of Africa/India Series live at ShapeShifter Lab was a synergy of the Morrocan trance tradition embodied by Hassan Ben Jaffer and Innov Gnawa as we combined forces with the musicians of the Brooklyn Raga Massive All-Stars.

Thanks to Sameer Gupta for mixing this Mutha!

INNOV GNAWA
Maalem (Master)Hassan Ben Jaafer (Sintir, vocals)
Samir Langus (Sintir, Vocals)
Ahmed Jeriouda (Vocals, percussion)
Amino Belyamani (Vocals, percussion)
Said Sayed (Vocals, percussion)
Nawfal Atiq (Vocals, percussion)

BRM ALL-STARS
Guy Mintus (Piano, Melodica)
David Ellenbogen (Guitar)
Adam Maalouf (Percussion)
Kevin Nathaniel (mbira, percussion)
Hany ElDiwany (Surbahar)

 Michael Gam (Bass)

Sitting in: Pawan Benjamin (Sax), Aaron Shregge (trumpet) Ken Shoji (violin) Vin Scalia (percussion) Jessica Lurie (Sax)
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Brooklyn Raga Massive Summer Jam 1 – Podcast 144

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itunes-button1The spontaneous jam sessions that close the weekly  Brooklyn Raga Massive are reaching epic proportions with established masters sitting in with young musicians from inside and outside the classical tradition.  Clearly we are in a Raga Renaissance  This latest one 6/11/2015 (last night!) features

Jessica Lurie (sax); Kane Mathis (oud), Hadar Noiberg (flutes), Jay Gandhi (bansuri), Subhen Chatterjee (vocal tabla bols),  Shivalik Ghoshal (tabla); Michael Gam (bass), Adam Maalouf (frame drum), Anirban Roy Chowdhury (vocal tabla bols),  Ken Shoji (violin) David Ellenbogen (guitar) Neel Murgai (frame Drum), Megumi (violin)

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