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World premiere of RAGMALA:

Adam Rudolph's Go: Organic Orchestra and Brooklyn Raga Massive

Presented by Arts Nova Workshop in partnership with the Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia

Go: Organic Orchestra & Brooklyn Raga Massive World premiere of RAGMALA: A Garland of Ragas

Composed and spontaneously conducted by Adam Rudolph

This project brings together two innovative groups—Adam Rudolph’s Go: Organic Orchestra and Brooklyn Raga Massive—for an exploration into new dimensions, based around India’s raga and tala traditions. The longtime percussionist and bandleader Adam Rudolph recently brought together his Go: Organic Orchestra — an ongoing magnum-opus ensemble of percussionists, woodwind players and other instrumentalists informed by global music traditions — with the Brooklyn Raga Massive, an equally adventurous collective of musicians trained in Indian classical music. The resulting album, “Ragmala,” ranges from dynamic unison melodies to slowly unfurled solo improvisations to occasional flights of writhing rock skronk, almost always over an ambling groove.

Brooklyn Raga Massive Performing Artists:

Jay Gandhi - bansuri Arun Ramamurthy - violin Samarth Nagarkar - vocal Neel Murgai - rhythm sitar, overtone singing Sameer Gupta - tabla David Ellenbogen - electric rhythm guitar Abhik Mukherjee - sitar Mari Tanaka - tanpura

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 Jake Charkey - cello Leco Reis - contrabass

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 Libby Schwartz - french horn

Mia Theodoratus - harp Marco Cappelli - acoustic guitar Kenny Wessel - electric guitar Alexis Marcelo - keyboards Damon Banks - electric bass

Harris Eisenstadt - bata (iya, itotele, okonkolo), percussion Rogerio Boccato - caxixi, mineiro, temple blocks, bells, wood box surdo and percussion Hamid Drake - drum kit, okonkolo, percussion

Jake Chakey playing with Adam Rudolph's Go: Organic Orchestra and Brooklyn Raga Massive

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