Ragas Live Festival
Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 5:00pm to Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 5:00pm
From 5pm October 6th to 5pm October 7th, WKCR will preempt all regularly scheduled programming to broadcast the 7th annual Ragas Live Festival, a 24 hour/24 set broadcast of Indian Classical and raga-inspired music. Over 80 musicians will participate including Vijay Iyer, Brooklyn Raga Massive's Coltrane Raga Tribute and Adam Rudolph's Go:Organic Orchestra. A galvanizing event in the musical movement, the New York Times and New Yorker have called, "A Raga Renaissance," the festival reaches an international audience through our stream.
The festival began as a live in-studio broadcast in 2012 organized by David Ellenbogen and Ahmet Ali Arslan, and subsequently grew into a live event where listeners can attend in person, at venues such as the Rubin Museum of Art and this year's Pioneer Works in Brooklyn.
24 highlights from the first 6 years of the festival can be enjoyed on the Ragas Live Retrospective Album.