Recalling the Valley – Podcast 254

Recored and broadcast live at the Ragas Live Festival 2017 from the Rubin Museum of Art, we hear the world premier of the new project: Recalling the Valley.

Jay Gandhi (bansuri) and Max ZT’s (hammered dulcimer) pay tribute to their world-renowned teachers, Shivkumar Sharma and Hariprasad Chaurasia. With Ehren Hanson on tabla they will perform music inspired by their gurus’ beloved album, “Call of the Valley.”

They also have a great dialogue with Andrew Shantz about creating a traditional art when it is no longer in its country of origin.

Ragas Live Festival is supported by the Rubin Museum of Art, WKCR and Humanities New York.

BRM’s Coltrane Raga Tribute – Podcast 234

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Brooklyn Raga Massive’s Coltrane Raga Tribute are about to drop their New Album – and the release party will be a free concert in Prospect Park at Celebrate Brooklyn June 23rd with Pharoah Sanders headlining!

We hang with Sameer Gupta, the tabla upstart, drummer and musical director of the project and listen to a live performance from Pioneer Works. If you want to hear it all you’ll have to get the album though!

This podcast will air on WKCR 89.9 FM-NY on Sunday June 18th at 7pm.

The all-star ensemble in the set we hear includes:
Sameer Gupta – Drumset/Tabla (musical director),
Brandee Younger – Harp,
Jay Gandhi – Bansuri,
Arun Ramamurthy – Violin,
Pawan Benjamin – Sax,
Trina Basu – Violin,
Neel Murgai – Sitar,
Ben Tyree – Guitar,
Rashaan Carter – Bass
Michael Gam – Bass

Special Guests:

Roopa Mahadevan – Vocal

Pyeng Threadgill- vocal

Anupam Shobhakar – Sarod
Jessica Lurie – Sax
Ken Shoji- Violin
Dawoud Kringle – Dilruba
Giancarlo Luigi – Chekere and Percussion

Recorded by James Clark and mixed by Sameer Gupta