Brooklyn Raga Massive & Go: Organic Orchestra

Saturday, November 2, 7pm
Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 at the door

This was certainly one of the year’s most ecstatic performances —in any city, any festival, anywhere.  — All About Jazz

A stunning journey into the unknown. — Jazzwise (UK)

Expanding the notion of what raga—the immersive, epic form of Indian music—can mean…   — Wall St. Journal

Hudson Hall is proud to present the NY premier of RAGMALA a work by Go: Organic Orchestra & Brooklyn Raga Massive, composed and spontaneously conducted by Adam Rudolph.  This event will celebrate the release of their 3LP album Ragmala – A Garland of Raga which critics are already comparing to Miles Davis’ seminal album Bitches Brew.   

 
Over 20 musicians will perform at Hudson Hall for this epic new work. RAGMALA brings together Brooklyn Raga Massive and Go: Organic Orchestra into a synergistic exploration of raga, India’s classical music and contemporary creative music.  Composer Adam Rudolph’s hypnotic polyrhythmic explorations propel the musical journey.
 
Brooklyn Raga Massive has been making waves for their role instigating what The New York Times, New Yorker, and Wall Street Journal have called a “Raga Renaissance.”  The Go: Organic Orchestra with Adam Rudolph has been pushing the boundaries of large ensemble creative music for over 20 years, collaborating with musicians such as Yusef Lateef, Bennie Maupin, Don Cherry, Sam Rivers, Pharaoh Sanders, and L. Shankar.   The new weekly ads may help you to buy the gift cards for these events.
 
Brooklyn Raga Massive Performing Artists:
 Arun Ramamurthy – violin 
Sameer Gupta – tabla
David Ellenbogen – electric guitar
Abhik Mukherjee – sitar
Jay Gandhi – bansuri
Mari Tanaka – tanpura
Swaminathan Selvaganesh – kanjira
 
Go: Organic Orchestra Performing Artists:
 Kaoru Watanabe –  c flute, fue, noh kan
Michel Gentile – c flute
Sylvain Leroux – tambin, c flute
Ze Luis – c and alto flute
Mariano Gil – bass flute
 
Avram Fefer – tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
Ned Rothenberg – bass and contrabass clarinet, soprano saxophone
Ivan Barenboim – b flat clarinet
 
Trina Basu – violin
Gwen Laster  – violin
Sara Nagono – violin
Leco Reis – contrabass
Stephanie Griffin – viola
 
Graham Haynes – cornet, flugelhorn kudu horn, bamboo vaccine
Stephen Haynes – cornet, flugelhorn, solo alto, pocket trumpet, didgeridoo, conch, kudu horn 
Peter Zummo – trombone, didgeridoo, conch, kudu horn
 
Mia Theodoratus – harp
Marco Cappelli –  acoustic guitar
Kenny Wessel –  electric guitar
Alexis Marcelo –  keyboards
Damon Banks – electric bass
 
Rogerio Boccato – caxixi, mineiro, temple blocks, bells, wood box surdo and percussion

Hudson Hall programs are supported, in part, by an award from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. 

 Photo by Adrien H. Tillman