Greenwich House

11.21.14| 8:00 PM

New York, NY US

The Neel Murgai Ensemble performs raga chamber-jazz, combining Neel’s sitar with violin, cello and tabla. The raga and tala of Indian classical music is the root of their sound, but they remain free to wander through other territories including jazz, minimalism and experimental music. Neel’s original compositions and rearrangements of traditional material are brought to life in their dynamic group improvisations. Innova Records has released their self-titled debut CD to critical acclaim, including a feature on NPR’s Song of the Day. They have performed to packed, enthusiastic audiences at Mexico’s 2012 Sinaloa Cultural Festival, the Sun to Stars Festival in New York, Le Poisson Rouge, and the Museum of Natural History amongst many others. Neel Murgai – sitar, Sameer Gupta – tabla, Arun Ramamurthy – violin, Trina Basu – violin, Marika Hughes – cello Karavika, led by violinist Trina Basu & cellist Amali Premawardhana, draws from the rich classical & folk traditions of India, Europe and America. In their debut album, “Sunrise”, they feature original music inspired by the rhythmic complexities of Indian Classical music as well as collaborative arrangements inspired by old film and folk music from South Asia. On November 21st at Greenwich House, they will be performing new instrumental music inspire


Greenwich House, Renee Weiler Concert Hall, 46 Barrow St. NY, NY 10014