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Face the Music & Brooklyn Raga Massive at the Rubin Museum


Rhythms of India

Fri, Apr 12, 7 pm at The Rubin Museum of Art
Get tickets on the Rubin web site.

The dynamic artist collective Brooklyn Raga Massive teams up with Kaufman Music Center's Face the Music for an evening inspired by South Asian classical music. The program includes selections from “Passages,” the classic album of works composed by Ravi Shankar and Philip Glass for each other, plus additional music by Kala Ramnath and BRM members Neel Murgai, Anjna Swaminathan and Arun Ramamurthy. Featuring sitar, tabla, tambura and violin soloists from BRM with Face the Music ensembles.
Face the Music: The new Face of 21st Century Music
Face the Music is Kaufman Music Center's contemporary musiceducation program for teenagers, and the country’s only youth orchestra dedicated to studying and performing post-genre music by living composers. Praised for “stunning performances” by the New York Times, Face the Music features a collection of ensembles including a chamber orchestra, a jazz big-band, an improvisation collective, string quartets and mixed chamber-ensembles, all dedicated to studying and performing experimental, new-classical, new-jazz & avant-garde music written exclusively by living composers. This will be FTM's third collaboration with Brooklyn Raga Massive.

Brooklyn Raga Massive
Praised by The Wall Street Journal for “expanding the notion of what raga—the immersive, epic form of Indian music—can mean” and dubbed the “leaders of the raga renaissance” by The New Yorker, the fun-loving members of the Brooklyn Raga Massive collective have made huge waves for “preserving the past while blurring genres in an inventive spirit” (New York Times). BRM is dedicated to music education engaging in workshops, in-school programs, private teaching and various community activities to share their love for music.