Women’s Raga Massive -Podcast 224

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The talented violinist Trina Basu of Karavika joined us on WKCR to present an entire month of women led ensembles at the Brooklyn Raga Massive…we’ll hear from Roshni Samlal, Yalini Dream,  Ganavya Doraiswamy, Morely, Karavika, Alif Leila, The Epichorus and much more.

Awa Sangho with the Brooklyn Raga Massive All Stars – Podcast 182

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The opening concert of Brooklyn Raga Massive’s 3 month residency at Pioneer Works was a smash.   For this special night,  we had an ambitious triple bill,  celebrating the full year of the  Africa/India series collaborations that had been produced by NYC Radio Live, Afro-Roots Music night and Brooklyn Raga Massive.    We featured the “golden voice of Mali,” Awa Sangho, with by the Brooklyn Raga Massive All-Stars, the electro-acoustic Kora/Tabla duo Orakel with Kane Mathis and Roshni Samlal and the original band in this new genre Afrika Meets India, led by Kevin Nathaniel on Mbira and Eric Fraser on Bansuri.

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Here we’ll hear Awa Sangho’s complete set with the Brooklyn Raga Massive All-Stars the first time these artists came together. You can feel the energy from this explosive set!  This was recorded live by James Clark and mixed with love by Sameer Gupta.  

This video from Josh Adler at Treeline Pics really captured it! Check out his whole web series chronicling the “Raga Rennaisance”

 

This concerts was broadcast on WKCR 89.9 FM-NY 7-9pm Febuary 7th at 2016.

Awa Sangho, Vocals, percussion

Daniel Moreno, percussion,
Joshua Geisler, bansuri
Michael Gam, bass
David Ellenbogen, guitar
Arun Ramamurthy, violin
Jay Gandhi, bansuri
Kane Mathis kora,
Roshni Samlal, Tabla
Malick Koly, drumset

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Africa India Series: Orakel Live at Shapeshifter Lab Podcast 180

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Orakel is a brand new electro-acoustic project of Kora/oud player, Kane Mathis and tabla player, Roshni Samlal, who began their collaboration at the Brooklyn Raga Massive. Using electronic compositional elements of sound design, field recordings, and drones, they create a new context for traditional elements of Indian classical percussion and Kora repertoire.

They performed live at Shapeshifter Lab a few weeks ago in a dazzling performance and then joined me at WKCR for a broadcast.

OrakelThis Wed Feb 3rd Orakel will be playing as part of the Africa/India Series.  Brooklyn Raga Massive Shapeshifter Launch Party with Awa Sangho and the BRM-All-Stars and and Afrika Meets India.

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