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Effective Date: September 17th, 2014

You service provider’s website and services (collectively, the “Website”) are powered by Viewcy.com, Inc. (“Viewcy,” “we” or “us”), which provides tools, functionality and user experience to your service provider. We do not actually operate the Website or offer your provider’s services, but we do provide tools and services that power the Website and your service provider’s operations.

Viewcy provides its computing applications and services, and the data, information, tools, functionality, updates and similar materials delivered or provided by Viewcy to your service provider (collectively, the “Service”), subject to your agreement to and compliance with the conditions set forth in this Terms and Conditions Agreement (the “Agreement”). This Agreement sets forth the legally binding terms and conditions governing your use of the Service through your service provider. By creating an account to use the Service or otherwise entering into this Agreement, you are creating a binding contract with Viewcy.

Viewcy may revise or update the Terms and Conditions by posting an amended Agreement through the Service and making you aware of the revisions. Your use of the Service following an update to this Agreement is considered acceptance of the updated Agreement. If you do not accept the changes, you must stop using the Service.


As long as you are in compliance with the conditions of this Agreement and all incorporated documents, Viewcy hereby grants you a limited, revocable, non-assignable, non-transferrable, non-sublicensable, non-exclusive license to use and access the Service only on your computing device for personal use. No rights not explicitly listed are granted.


The following additional terms are incorporated into this Agreement as if fully set forth herein:

  1. Privacy Policy
  2. Copyright Policy
  3. Complaint Policy (including Privacy and Trademark)


You understand and agree that Viewcy licenses a software platform to its licensees, and Viewcy does not actually operate the websites offering services to you. Any complaints or claims you have with the websites or providers offering you services should be raised directly with such providers. You covenant not to bring any claims against Viewcy arising out of the conduct of such providers.


Viewcy manages the online payment system for the Service. Fees for classes, courses and other services that you obtain from third-party providers on the Service are charged to your selected payment method on the day identified for the rendering of the service. These fees are held in escrow until the third day after the services are identified to be rendered.

Please refer to the terms of sale provided by your third-party provider to determine what cancellation policy (if any) may be applicable to your purchase. If no cancellation policy is present, you may cancel a purchase up to twenty four (24) hours before it is scheduled to be rendered.

No refund mechanism is available through the Service after the release to your third-party service provider of your fees from escrow. If your third-party service provider has a refund policy, and you would like a refund before your fees are released from escrow, please contact your service provider, who will report your request to Viewcy. If your third-party service provider has a refund policy, and you would like a refund after your fees are released from escrow, you must make separate arrangements with your third-party service provider outside of the Service.


While we make reasonable efforts to ensure that the Service remains available at all times, we do not represent or warrant that access to the Service will be error-free or uninterrupted, or without defect, and we do not guarantee that users will be able to access or use the Service, or its features, at all times.

We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service, or any part thereof, with or without notice.

The Service may contain typographical errors or inaccuracies, including relating to price, and may not be complete or current. We reserve the right to correct any such errors, inaccuracies or omissions and to change or update information at any time without prior notice, even if your order has already been accepted or processed.


Your use of the Service is conditioned on your compliance with the terms of this Agreement, including but not limited to these rules of conduct.

You agree that you will not violate any applicable law or regulation in connection with your use of the Service. Without limiting the foregoing, you agree that you will not make available through the Service any material or information that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other right of any party (including rights of privacy or publicity).

You agree not to distribute, upload, make available or otherwise publish through the Service any suggestions, information, ideas, comments, documents, questions, notes, plans, drawings, proposals, or materials similar thereto (“Submissions”) or graphics, text, information, links, profiles, audio, photos, software, music, sounds, video, comments, messages or tags, or similar materials (“Content”) that:

  1. is unlawful or encourages another to engage in anything unlawful;
  2. contains a virus or any other similar programs or software which may damage the operation of Viewcy’s or another’s computer;
  3. violates the rights of any party or infringes upon the patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other intellectual property right of any party; or,
  4. is libelous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene, lewd, indecent, inappropriate, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusing, harassing, threatening, bullying or otherwise objectionable.

You must keep your user name and password and any other information needed to login to the Service, if applicable, confidential and secure. We are not responsible for any unauthorized access to your account or profile by others.

You further agree that you will not do any of the following:

  1. modify, adapt, translate, copy, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any portion of the Service;
  2. interfere with or disrupt the operation of the Service, including restricting or inhibiting any other person from using the Service by means of hacking or defacing;
  3. transmit to or make available in connection with the Service any denial of service attack, virus, worm, Trojan horse or other harmful code or activity;
  4. attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization;
  5. take any action that imposes, or may impose, in our sole discretion, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
  6. harvest or collect the email address or other contact information of other users of the Service;
  7. scrape or collect content from the Service via automated means;
  8. submit, post or make available false, incomplete or misleading information to the Service, or otherwise provide such information to Viewcy;
  9. register for more than one user account; or,
  10. impersonate any other person or business.

You are not licensed to access any portion of the Service that is not public, and you may not attempt to override any security measures in place on the Service.

Notwithstanding the foregoing rules of conduct, Viewcy’s unlimited right to terminate your access to the Service shall not be limited to violations of these rules of conduct.


You are under no obligation to submit anything to us, and unless otherwise noted, we will not claim ownership of any Content. If, however, you choose to submit any Content to the Service, or otherwise make available any Content through the Service, you hereby grant Viewcy a perpetual, irrevocable, transferrable, sub-licensable, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to reproduce, use, modify, display, perform, distribute, translate and create derivative works from any such Content, including without limitation distributing part or all of the Content in any media format through any media channels.

In the event that any individuals appear in the Content you make available through the Service, you grant Viewcy a perpetual, irrevocable license to commercially use name, likeness, and persona of the individuals depicted therein in the promotion and rendering of the Service.

If you access the Service through a third-party social media account (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Google+), you agree that the Service may use your profile information and Content to populate your profile on the Service of Website.

By submitting or sharing any Content or Submissions to Viewcy, you hereby agree, warrant and represent that: (a) the Content and Submissions do not contain proprietary or confidential information, and the provision of the Content and Submissions is not a violation of any third-party’s rights; (b) all such Submissions and Content are accurate and true, (c) Viewcy is not under any confidentiality obligation relating to the Content or Submissions; (d) Viewcy shall be entitled to use or disclose the Content or Submissions in any way; and (e) you are not entitled to compensation or attribution from Viewcy in exchange for the Submissions or Content.

You acknowledge that Viewcy is under no obligation to maintain the Service, or any information, materials, Submissions, Content or other matter you submit, post or make available to or on the Service. We reserve the right to withhold, remove and or discard any such material.


The Service may make it possible for you to choose to share certain information with the public. There are a number of ways in which you can control how much information is shared with the public, and Viewcy will make efforts to comply with your instructions from the options provided to you by Viewcy. You understand that by designating information to be shared through the Service, you may be revealing information that you choose to share. You understand and acknowledge that you are fully aware and responsible for the impact of sharing such materials, and you agree that Viewcy shall not be help responsible, and Viewcy shall be released and held harmless by you from any liability or damages arising out of such conduct.


Viewcy’s graphics, logos, names, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names are trademarks, trade names and/or trade dress of Viewcy. The “look” and “feel” of the Service (including color combinations, button shapes, layout, design and all other graphical elements) are protected by U.S. copyright and trademark law. All product names, names of services, trademarks and service marks (“Marks”) are the property of Viewcy or the property of their respective owners, as indicated. You may not use the Marks or copyrights for any purpose whatsoever other than as permitted by this Agreement.

You acknowledge that the software used to provide the Service, and all enhancements, updates, upgrades, corrections and modifications to the software, all copyrights, patents, trade secrets, or trademarks or other intellectual property rights protecting or pertaining to any aspect of the software (or any enhancements, corrections or modifications) and any and all documentation therefor, are and shall remain the sole and exclusive property of Viewcy and/or its licensors, as the case may be. This Agreement does not convey title or ownership to you, but instead gives you only the limited rights set forth herein.


Viewcy reserves the right to deny all or some portion of the Service to any user, in Viewcy’s sole discretion, at any time.

Without limiting the foregoing or assuming additional legal obligations, Viewcy has a policy of terminating repeat violators of the Copyright Act, in accordance with applicable law. All grants of any rights from you to Viewcy related to Content, Submissions, or other materials, including but not limited to copyright licenses, shall survive any termination of this Agreement. Further, your representations, defense and indemnification obligations survive any termination of this Agreement.


The Service may contain links. Such links are provided for informational purposes only, and Viewcy does not endorse any website or services through the provision of such a link.

The Service may contain articles, text, imagery, video, audio, data, information and other similar materials originating from third-parties. Viewcy does not endorse any third party content that may appear on the Service or that may be derived from content that may appear on the Service, even if such content was summarized, collected, reformatted or otherwise edited by Viewcy.





Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event that a court shall find that the above disclaimers are not enforceable, then you agree that neither Viewcy nor any of the Related Parties shall be liable for (1) any damages in excess of $1,000.00 or (2) any indirect, incidental, punitive, special, or consequential damages or loss of use, lost revenue, lost profits or data to you or any third party from your use of the Service. This limitation shall apply regardless of the basis of your claim or whether or not the limited remedies provided herein fail of their essential purpose.

This limitation shall not apply to any damage that Viewcy causes you intentionally and knowingly in violation of this Agreement or applicable law that cannot be disclaimed in this Agreement.


You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Viewcy and its suppliers, subsidiaries, licensors, and licensees, and each of their officers, directors, shareholders, members, employees and agents harmless from all allegations, judgments, awards, losses, liabilities, costs and expenses, including but not limited to reasonable attorney's fees, expert witness fees, and costs of litigation arising out of or based on (a) Submissions or Content you submit, post to or transmit through the Service, (b) your use of the Service, (c) your violation of the Agreement, and (d) any conduct, activity or action which is unlawful or illegal under any state, federal or common law, or is violative of the rights of any individual or entity, engaged in, caused by, or facilitated in any way through the use of Service.


This Agreement is governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, U.S.A., excluding the application of its conflict of law rules. You agree that any dispute arising out of or relating to the Service, or to Viewcy, may only be brought by you in a state or federal court located in New York. YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY OBJECTION TO THIS VENUE AS INCONVENIENT OR INAPPROPRIATE, AND AGREE TO EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION AND VENUE IN NEW YORK.


The Service are not directed to individuals under the age of 13. You must be over the age of 13 to use the Service. In the event that Viewcy discovers that a child under the age of 13 has provided personally identifiable information to us, we will make efforts to delete the child’s information in accordance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. Please see the Federal Trade Commission's website for (www.ftc.gov) for more information.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, pursuant to 47 U.S.C. Section 230(d), as amended, we hereby notify you that parental control protections are commercially available to assist you in limiting access to material that is harmful to minors. More information on the availability of such software can be found through publicly available sources. You may wish to contact your Internet Service Provider for more information.


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Assignment. Viewcy may assign its rights under this Agreement, in whole or in part, to any person or entity at any time with or without your consent. You may not assign the Agreement without Viewcy’s prior written consent, and any unauthorized assignment by you shall be null and void.

Attorneys’ Fees. In the event any litigation is brought by Viewcy in connection with this Agreement, the prevailing party in such litigation shall be entitled to recover from the other party all the reasonable costs, attorneys’ fees and other expenses incurred by such prevailing party in the litigation.

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Notices. All notices given by you or required under this Agreement shall be in writing and addressed to: legal@viewcy.com.

Equitable Remedies. You hereby agree that Viewcy would be irreparably damaged if the terms of this Agreement were not specifically enforced, and therefore you agree that we shall be entitled, without bond, other security, or proof of damages, to appropriate equitable remedies with respect to breaches of this Agreement, in addition to such other remedies as we may otherwise have available to us under applicable laws.

Entire Agreement. This Agreement, including the documents expressly incorporated by reference, constitutes the entire agreement between you and Viewcy with respect to the Service, and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications, whether electronic, oral or written.


If you believe in good faith that any material posted on or through our Service infringes the copyright in your work, please contact our copyright agent, designated under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) (17 U.S.C. §512(c)(3)), with correspondence containing the following:

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A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements of this policy, your DMCA notice may not be valid. For any questions regarding this procedure, or to submit a complaint, please contact our designated DMCA Copyright Agent:

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If you believe in good faith that any material posted on the Service infringes any of your rights other than in copyright, or is otherwise unlawful, you must send a notice to legal@viewcy.com, containing the following information:

Your name, physical address, e-mail address and phone number;

A description of the material posted on the Site that you believe violates your rights or is otherwise unlawful, and which parts of said materials you believe should be remedied or removed;

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If you believe that the material is unlawful or violates the rights of others, a statement as to the basis of this belief;

A statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized and that the information you are providing is accurate to the best of your knowledge and in good faith; and,

Your physical or electronic signature.

If we receive a message that complies with all of these requirements, we will evaluate the submission, and if appropriate, in our sole discretion, we will take action. We may disclose your submission to the poster of the claimed violative material, or any other party.

BRM Weekly

BRM Weekly: Swaminathan Selvaganesh and David Ellenbogen

For this week's show, we have acollaboration of South Indian rhythm with Western guitar. The performance will consist of the artists will take slokhas and give a rhythmic arrangement and melodic background to it and present it in different time signatures along with South Indian rhythmic rap "konnakkol". Swaminathan Selvaganesh Rhythm has always been a quintessential facet of Carnatic music, and in the modern young generation of percussionists, Swaminathan Selvaganesh, the grandson of Vikku Vinakram, has mastered the intricacies and the laya endowments of the Khanjira to a high degree. Well known as a Carnatic artist, Swaminathan Selvaganesh is one of the premier performers of the Khanjira. Swaminathan Selvaganesh is also a major force in Tamil filmmaking circles, composing songs in a beguiling mixture of genres, from folk to hip-hop to romantic ballads, and backed by a wide array of players from all over the world. He has acquired Konnakal in which he sings percussion syllables vocally in South Indian music. Selvaganesh believes that music is very powerful and a common language as he may not understand what other singers sing, but he can get along with them through his instrument and techniques. Swaminathan Selvaganesh, like his father, is known for mixing songs of different genres using a small Kanjira and making sure that it reaches out to the world David Ellenbogan With a guitar on his back and an estimated 1,000 songs at his fingertips, David Ellenbogen has wandered through West Africa, India, South America and the Caribbean studying music and collecting songs at every stop. He has studied Manding music with Abdoulaye Diabate and Famoro Dioubate, jazz with Kenny Wessel, Western Classical with Francisco Roldan and raga with Debashish Bhattacharya. A prolific producer, he has documented over 200 hours of live performances and interviews with world class musicians and shares them on WKCR 89.9 FM and his podcast NYC Radio Live. **Special announcement for Musicians!** BRM cordially invites you to join us in the ongoing effort to cultivate a home for intercultural musical dialogue. We are happy to offer FREE ENTRY TO MUSICIANS AFTER 10 PM WHO COME WITH THEIR INSTRUMENTS 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!

Screenshot 2016 12 04 02.03.42 David Ellenbogen
July 19th, 2018 -- from 8:00pm to 11:55pm

BRM Weekly: Tomchess ft. Ravi Padmanabha, Mbuyiselo Mgwandi

With a 20 year history of playing music together from free jazz to traditional world sounds, Ravi Padmanabha and Tomchess have a telepathic musical modus operandi that always conjures up interesting, fiery and beautiful musical worlds. "...Superb, at times sublime and always engaging."-Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery, NYC Tomchess (oud, ney, morsing) is a New York City–based multi-instrumentalist, improviser, and composer who has played and recorded with some of the most esteemed players in the improvisational scene (Dewey Redman, Butch Morris, Pharoah Sanders, Drew Gress, Ronald Shannon Jackson) as well as Moroccan sitarist Hassan Hakmoun. He has performed around the world and at New York City venues like Lincoln Center, the Turkish and Pakistani embassies, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the United Nations. He has performed on NPR as well as PBS. He has played on Grammy-nominated recordings and was awarded grants from the Turkish American Society and the Maryland Council for the Arts. In 2012 he was nominated for an Independent Music Award. Ravi Padmanabha is multi-instrumentalist who specializes in percussion. He plays drums in Family FUNKtion and the Sitar Jams and also leads his own quartet "My Nada Brahma" and "Bul-Bul Tarang Gang". Ravi has studied tabla with many great masters such as Pandit Sharda Sahai and Pandit Samar Saha. He also studies Sarangi with Pankaj Misra. Ravi has performed in duo with Steve Baczkowski for many years. South African bassist Mbuyiselo Mgwandi will be joining Ravi and Tomchess to make a trio. Jimmy Mngwandi got his musical start at age 11 playing bass on the streets of Bophelong Townsip in South Africa to help his single mother. Discovered playing a guitar fashioned out of an oil tin and wood, Mngwandi made his way to Johannesburg where he quickly made his name. Today, he is among South Africa’s most sought after bassists, writers and producers. Mngwandi has also recorded his own album, with the EMI/South Africa group Bezwaan. **Special announcement for Musicians!** BRM cordially invites you to join us in the ongoing effort to cultivate a home for intercultural musical dialogue. We are happy to offer FREE ENTRY TO MUSICIANS AFTER 10 PM WHO COME WITH THEIR INSTRUMENTS 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!

Screenshot 2016 12 04 10.44.13 Tom Chess
June 28th, 2018 -- from 8:00pm to 11:55pm

BRM Weekly: Bhargavi Balasubramaniam

Bhargavi Balasubramaniam is a senior disciple of Sangeet Samraat Chitravina N Ravikiran and is a naturally talented, multi-faceted and versatile performer in both vocal and chitravina. Her deep-rooted classical mind and her ability to handle core-carnatic ragas with ease have won her critical acclaim, not only with rasikas but also among fellow musicians. She will be joined by BRM regulars Arun Ramamurthy on violin and Bala Skandan on mridangam. Bhargavi Balasubramaniam - vocal Arun Ramamurthy - violin Bala Skandan - mridangam Balasubramaniam has performed numerous solo vocal & chitravina concerts for several organizations in India, USA, Canada and the Middle East and collaborative concerts with many reputed musicians. Bhargavi has also had the privelege of performing for senior dancers such as Pt Birju Maharaj, C V Chandrashekar, Guru Rhadha, Bragha Bessell and Sujata Mohapatra. She has performed along with her Guru Shri Ravikiran in reputed venues across the world and been featured in special shows for the national networks of France and Greece. Bhargavi is a graded artist of All India Radio in both vocal & chitravina and has been recognised and honoured with titles such as ‘Sathya Sunada Sundaram’ and ‘Isai Arasi’, by the Bharatanjali Trust and Trinity Fine Arts. Recently, she had the honour of receiving the "T S Balakrishna Sastrigal Award for Excellence in the field of music" from Sangita Kalanidhi Dr Umayalpuram K Sivaraman. Bhargavi is a much sought-after Guru and is well known for her contributions as a core-trainer for the ‘Sustaining Sampradaya’ programme, at the Cleveland Thyagaraja Festival and for training several award-winning disciples. Bhargavi is the architect of the popular and much-acclaimed website venkatakavi.org, dedicated to the master composer, Oottukkadu Venkata Kavi. **Special announcement for Musicians!** BRM cordially invites you to join us in the ongoing effort to cultivate a home for intercultural musical dialogue. We are happy to offer FREE ENTRY TO MUSICIANS AFTER 10 PM WHO COME WITH THEIR INSTRUMENTS 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!

Arun tuning Arun Ramamurthy
July 5th, 2018 -- from 8:00pm to 11:55pm

Special Events

The Court: featuring Saili Oak

The court is an immersive experience centered around live classical Indian music in the most intimate of settings. Curated to facilitate a deep experience for everyone present, the artists draw their inspiration from the meditative silence of the audiences attention. Following the music, we'll celebrate over food and conversation. BYOB and share a glass of wine with your new friends after the music is completed. This Performance with feature: Saili Oak - Vocal Mir Naqibul Islam - Tabla Arun Ramamurthy - Violin About Saili Oak: A finalist on the popular reality TV series Zee Marathi SaReGaMaPa, Saili is a senior disciple of Dr. Ashwini Bhide Deshpande, a leading vocalist of the Jaipur-Atrauli gharana. She has established her own identity with enriched talent in classical as well as semi-classical music. Saili has been learning music since a tender age of 3 years and has given performances at music festivals all over India and abroad. Some of her memorable performances include the Summer Sounds festival at the Hollywood bowl, Vedic Heritage in New York, Beyond Borders concert at the University of Maine to name a few. Her performances have been appreciated for her meticulous architecture of 'khayal', her systematic and well-crafted raga exploration and laudable command over the 'laya'.Saili has several albums and singles to her credit including the two tracks she recently recorded for Trevor Hall's album 'Kala'. Saili has performed with the Albany Symphony, NY and presented and performed at the World Music Symposium in New Jersey. She is the first Hindustani singer to have ever performed with a Symphony orchestra. About Mir Naqibul Islam: Mir Naqibul Islam is a young classical artist of this generation. Mir is a regular performer in the classical music arena of Dhaka and New York both as a soloist and an accompanist. Though trained in purely traditional style, he is open to any genre of music and love to incorporate those flavors in his playing. He is fortunate to have Shri Ashoke Paul as his guru who is a disciple of Padmabhushan Pandit Jnan Prakash ghosh. Through the past seventeen years and counting, guidance of Shri Ashoke Paul has enabled Mir to learn the technical and aesthetical aspects of Tabla playing. Mir has also learnt from Janab Syed Hafizur Rahman, Shri Madan Gopal Das,Pandit Gopal Mishra and Pandit Suresh Talwalkar. At present, Mir is taking talim from Pandit Anindo Chatterjee. About Arun Ramamurthy: Arun Ramamurthy is a versatile violinist, composer and educator based in NYC. A disciple of the celebrated Carnatic violinist brothers, Dr. Mysore Manjunath & Sri Mysore Nagaraj, Arun has become one of the country’s leading Indian Classical and crossover musicians. Growing up in New Jersey, he trained in both Indian and Western classical styles.

Arun tuning Photo

Aaron Shragge & Ben Monder Duo Album Release Concert

This World of Dew is Aaron Shragge’s third release with Ben Monder. The duo project, an exploratory, meditative collaboration, has been praised as “...lyrical and heartwarming...” (Jazz Times) and “thoroughly modern with a definitive sound...” (The Birmingham Times). This World of Dew will be released worldwide on Friday, July 20th 2018 on Human Resource Records (NYC.) AARON SHRAGGE'S MUSIC "...DELVES DEEPER INTO THAT SATORI PLACE IN YOUR BRAIN" - JAZZ TIMES. Aaron Shragge has performed with Daniel Carter, Ben Monder, Dave Douglas, William Parker, Jon Gibson, The Sam Roberts Band, Akim Funk Buddha, and Medeski Martin and Wood's Billy Martin at such venues as Symphony Space, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center and The Blue Note. Aaron is an active in the NYC improvised/creative music scene serving on the board of Festival of New Trumpet Music NY/Canada. Aaron's unique instrument the Dragon Mouth Trumpet was designed to expand the trumpet’s melodic capacity and is the result of over a decade of studying both the Shakuhachi (Japanese, Flute) as well as North Indian Vocals. Aaron Shragge's current projects include a duo with Ben Monder, a Jazz quintet that plays the music of Tom Waits and his continuing solo works for Dragon Mouth Trumpet/Shakuhachi. Aaron Shragge - Dragon Mouth Trumpet/Shakuhachi Ben Monder - Guitar, plus special BRM guests! **Special announcement for Musicians!** BRM cordially invites you to join us in the ongoing effort to cultivate a home for intercultural musical dialogue. We are happy to offer FREE ENTRY TO MUSICIANS AFTER 10 PM WHO COME WITH THEIR INSTRUMENTS 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!

Aaronshragge Aaron Shragge
July 20th, 2018 -- from 7:30pm to 11:00pm

Pandit Nayan and Ishaan Ghosh

Pandit Nayan Ghosh, one of the most renowned tabla maestros today, presents a tabla solo recital featuring rare and traditional repertoire. With a superlative command of both sitar and tabla, Nayanji is respected by musicians and discerning listeners alike for his innate artistry and the emotive musical depth in his performances. He will be joined by his son and disciple Ishaan Ghosh, who at such a young age has been lauded by tabla enthusiasts the world over for his remarkable musical maturity and command of the instrument. Born in 1956, Pandit Nayan Ghosh is an artiste with a unique musical dimension. He is acclaimed worldwide for being the only maestro with a superlative command on two diverse instruments – the Tabla and the Sitar. Artistic brilliance, rich repertoire and a magnificence of tone are the hallmarks of his performances. Having received intensive and extensive training in tabla, sitar and vocal from his illustrious father, the renowned tabla maestro and guru, Padmabhushan Pt. Nikhil Ghosh, Nayan Ghosh is respected among musicians and loved by discerning listeners alike for his innate artistry and emotive musical depth in his performances. He also received invaluable guidance from his father’s Guru, the ‘Mt. Everest of Tabla’ Ustad Ahmed Jan Thirakwa. Nayan’s elder uncle was the legendary and pioneer flautist Pandit Pannalal Ghosh, the ‘Father of North Indian classical flute’. Since the 1990’s he has also received additional guidance in sitar from the eminent sarod maestro Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta. Over the last four decades, Nayan Ghosh has travelled extensively presenting Sitar and Tabla concerts both in India and the capital cities of Europe, UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South-East Asia, the Far East and North Africa. Recognized in India as an eminent Tabla soloist, known for his authentic and traditional Tabla Baaj, Nayan Ghosh has offered eloquent accompaniments to stalwarts like Pandit Ravi Shankar, Ustad Vilayat Khan, Late Nikhil Banerjee, Pandit Jasraj, Pt Shivkumar Sharma, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Ustad Salamat Ali Khan, Pt Buddhadev Dasgupta, Ustad Munnawar Ali Khan, Ustad Rais Khan and a galaxy of eminent instrumentalists and vocalists. Presently, Nayan Ghosh heads Sangit Mahabharati, one of India’s premier music education and research institutions and has been imparting advanced training to numerous young aspiring musicians. He also is a Distinguished Guest Professor at IIT-Bombay, offering training in Sitar, Tabla, Vocal music and Musicology.

June 29th, 2018 -- from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Past Events

The Court featuring Jay Gandhi and Ehren Hanson

Brooklyn Raga Massive begins a new ongoing series of deep listening concerts (baithak) in the homes of creative friends of the collective. The atmosphere will be enchanting, intimate and continue a long tradition of house concerts where this music has grown and been cultivated. An evening of music and home cooked Indian Food - BRM presents “The Court.” Inspired by the intimate settings of the courts of India, indulge yourself in a magical musical and culinary experience. Advanced tickets only. Limited to 20 people. $25 including dinner Bios: Jay Gandhi: A multifaceted artist, Jay's music is at once reflective of his devotion to his Guru, the inimitable legend of the bansuri, Pt Hariprasad Chaurasia, as well as a diverse range of other musical influences. From his formative years, Jay’s musical inclinations were not limited to that of the Indian sub-continent and he was also strongly drawn to the music of the African diaspora and American Jazz in particular. A recipient of the prestigious AIIS Performing Arts Fellowship, Jay maintains a busy schedule performing for audiences across the globe. He currently is based out of New York City, where he is very active as both a teacher and performer and also as a founding member of Brooklyn Raga Massive, a prominent musicians collective. Ehren Hanson: Ehren Hanson began learning tabla the moment it captured his imagination at age 15. His initial training was under Misha Masud of New York City and in the year 2000 travelled to India to begin a life of intense training with his Guru and living legend Pandit Anindo Chatterjee - a training which continues to present day. He is an acclaimed with the Times of India calling his solo performance, “enthralling”. In 2005 he received the prestigious “Senior Performing Arts Fellowship” from the American Institute of Indian Studies, in 2009 founded the Anindo Chatterjee School of Tabla (schooloftabla.com) in Brooklyn, NY and in 2012 he helped co-founded the artist collective Brooklyn Raga Massive (brooklynragamassive.com).

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