The October Revolution of Jazz & Contemporary Music

October 1-31, 2019


Go: Organic Orchestra & Brooklyn Raga Massive

Sunday, October 6, 7pm

$25 General Admission

Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine Street

Brooklyn Raga Massive

Bill Jay Gandhi – bansuri
Arun Ramamurthy – violin
Samarth Nagarkar – vocals
Neel Murgai – sitar, overtone singing
Sameer Gupta – tabla
David Ellenbogen – el. guitar
Abhik Mukherjee – sitar
Mari Tanaka – tanpura

Go: Organic Orchestra

Kaoru Watanabe – c flute, fue, noh kan
Michel Gentile – c flute
Sylvain Leroux – tambin, c flute
Ze Luis – c + 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

Please join us for the Philadelphia debut collaboration of Go: Organic Orchestra and the boundary-pushing Indian classical musicians of Brooklyn Raga Massive.

Go: Organic Orchestra / Photo: Adrien H.Tillmann

Master percussionist, composer and bandleader Adam Rudolph has created the prototype for a “Future Orchestra” with his innovative Go: Organic Orchestra. On the remarkable new album Ragmala – A Garland of Ragas, the Orchestra joins forces with the boundary-pushing Indian classical musicians of Brooklyn Raga Massive, showcasing Rudolph’s game-changing vision by bridging ancient traditions and forward-looking excursions. The 30+-piece ensemble embraces diverse cultures, genders, traditions, generations and voices to create a breathtaking original sound that invents a communal way forward while reverberating with echoes of the recent and ancient past. Drawing parallels with another groundbreaking and singular epic, Ragmala has already been referred to as a “Bitches Brew for the 21st century.”

An eclectic visionary with a globe-spanning imagination, Rudolph has been hailed as “a pioneer in world music” by the New York Times, having performed with Don Cherry, Sam Rivers, Pharaoh Sanders, Muhal Richard Abrams, Shankar, Wadada Leo Smith, Philip Glass, Jon Hassel and others, touring and recording extensively for 25-years with the legendary Yusef Lateef. Continually evolving over the past two decades, Go: Organic is an ensemble boundless in myriad senses; in its range of influences, its adaptability, its scale, its potentiality and most importantly its imagination. With its open, inclusive spirit, Brooklyn Raga Massive (BRM) has been making waves in the music world by bringing Indian Classical music into new territory, collaborating with minimalist composers, Afro-Cuban maestros and jazz legends. In this illuminating collaboration, the two already awe-inspiring groups merge into a boundary-blurring sonic experience.

The concert of Go: Organic Orchestra and Brooklyn Raga Massive was made possible through the generous support of the Universal Enlightenment Forum.