Coming to you October 2017
Called the most “ambitious event in a city of ambition,” (WHCR – 90.3) and rated one of just 8 concerts to catch this summer in New York City by the Village Voice, the Ragas Live Festival features 24 hours of world class Indian Classical music. A global event, as the music is performed live, it is simultaneously broadcast throughout NYC on terrestrial radio through WKCR 89.9 FM-NY and internationally through partner radio stations as far as Timbuktu. Over 60 musicians perform over the 24 set/ 24 hour extravaganza.
Roughly meaning “that which colors the mind”, Ragas are musical modes or essences from the Indian Classical Music tradition. The festival brings together more than 70 musicians for a 24 hour cycle that will reflect the unique characteristic of ragas in which performances are assigned to definite times of the day and night.
Founded and produced by the Brooklyn based musician and radio host David Ellenbogen, the annual Festival was born in 2012 as an ambitious 24 hour live radio broadcast on New York City’s WKCR 89.9 FM. Since then, Ragas Live Festival has grown to have an international impact, expanding the audience of raga with dedicated listeners all over the globe.