Thursday, March 29th, 2018
Brooklyn Raga Massive Weekly: Out of the Woods - Navatman and Bulgarian Voices Trio
Doors l 8:00 p.m
Out of the Woods - Navatman and Bulgarian Voices Trio | 8:30 p.m
BRM RAGA JAM SESSION | 10:00 p.m
*Special announcement for Musicians!* We are happy to offer FREE ENTRY AFTER 10 PM to musicians who come with their instrument and are ready to play! Please come out and engage with one of NYC’s most vibrant and diverse communities of improvising musicians hailing from all over the music world!
Navatman Music Collective
Bulgarian Voices Trio
Join us for what promises to be an incredible evening exploring the boundaries and intermingling of traditional folk music from South India and Bulgaria - coming together to create a new, innovative sound that is sure to open minds to new possibilities in music.
“Faithful to tradition, yet with a uniquely rich and balanced pitch their voices reach across cultures and generations, transcending the confines of time and place into the realm of pure vocal triumph.” – The Somerville Beat. Vlada Tomova, known for her “phenomenal acrobatic vocalizations” (Boston Globe) joins with dynamic vocalists Valentina Kvasova and Shelley Thomas to weave together traditional Bulgarian village style with artfully arranged a cappella songs and reveal the disarming power and intimacy of the unaccompanied voice. Their reinterpretations of ancient songs tell timeless tales of sweet or forbidden love, horses and wild mountains, potent wine, pepper planting, the secrets fo the moon, and the sun's falling in love with a beautiful girl and her song. Joyous, mysterious, mournful, exuberant, mesmerizing melodies; rich, unusual harmonies; and peculiar, odd rhythms come together to shimmer, intrigue and delight the ear.
Navatman Music Collective (NMC) is a one-of-a-kind choir that aims to bring out the depth and beauty of Carnatic (South Indian classical) music while imbuing it with a soul and energy that borrows from the members' contemporary and diverse influences. Their respect for the rich tradition is paired with an honest joy for the music they sing. Their sound is simultaneously nostalgic and boundary-breaking, aiming to engage the discerning and uninitiated alike. NMC also enjoys collaborating with talented instrumentalists in the NYC area who support and inspire them. Come and celebrate the power of group voice!
Artistic Director Roopa Mahadevan works with her team of singers and musicians to bring together sounds and sights unseen to the classical music scene.