In an era of xenophobia and hate, Adam Rudolph shows us a way forward. The drummer/composer and world music pioneer’s new recording Ragmala – A Garden of Ragas is truly a project for our times.
Combining 40 world-class musicians – his Go: Organic Orchestra and The Brooklyn Raga Massive – he creates a stunningly inclusive group: women and men, a range of ages from teenagers to octogenarians, and a multi-cultural array of ethnicities that can be traced, directly or through heritage, to such far-flung locales as Japan, Dominican Republic, Korea, Morocco, China, India, Argentina, Canada, West Africa, Brazil, Iran, Jamaica, Cuba, Mexico, and Western and Eastern Europe. Together they create an equally inclusive sound combining the globe-spanning rhythmic influences that converge in Rudolph’s music with the Indian classical music explored by the members of Brooklyn Raga Massive (BRM.)
Ragmala – A Garden of Ragas
Just out on CD, LP and download via Meta Records and they’re celebrating the LP/CD on Friday, December 13 at the Live@365 Series, Elebash Recital Hall, CUNY, 365 5th Ave, NYC.
Last modified: November 20, 2019