On the opening day of Brooklyn Raga Massive’s residency at Pioneer Works, perhaps the world’s greatest carnatic violin player, L. Subramaniam, came and joined us for a revealing interview.  His son Ambi and he then treated us to a  live performance right in our humble little container studio.


Yehudi Menuhin wrote, “each time I listen to him, I am carried away in wonderment.” A Grammy-nominated artist, Mr. Subramaniam has made more than 200 recordings and has performed with such artists as Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Al Jarreau and Maynard Ferguson.

L. Subramaniam will be performing this Friday, Febuary 5 at 92nd Street Y,  This is his first performance in  New York since 2006 and is the only North American event in the Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival, which he founded and leads. He will be  joined by his son, violinist Ambi Subramaniam, drummer Mahesh Krishnamurthy, and  Ravi Balasubramanian, ghatam.

The concert is co-presented by World Music Institute and 92nd Street Y.

.  Thanks to WMI for bringing L. Subramaniam to NYC Radio Live! And thanks to Sameer Gupta for mixing this.

L. Subramaniam and his son Ambi performing for NYC Radio Live  in the Pioneer Works Container Studio.


Published by David Ellenbogen

I am a musician, producer, educator and NYC radio host.