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The BEST NYC CONCERTS OF 2017 (New York MUSIC DAILY)

"Prime time for haunting, rarely heard morning ragas reinvented by an adventurous cast of Indian musicians" 

Summer Sounds: Eight Concerts to Catch in NYC (the Village Voice) 

Indian classical music being a long-form proposition, immersion is highly recommended. The diving doesn't get much deeper than this 24-hour festival, which has been produced since 2012 as a radio program by NYC Radio Live and Brooklyn Raga Massive. ..

A Raga Renaissance Flowers in brooklyn (NY times)

The jeweled raiment and serene kohl-rimmed eyes of Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music and the arts, were projected on a screen behind the stage one recent evening at Pioneer Works, the exhibition and performance space in Red Hook, Brooklyn. ....

Ragas Live Festival at Pioneer Works (Star Revue)

Whether you are a devoted student of Ragas, Indian Classical Music, an avid admirer, or a casual listener who has simply heard it streaming out of yoga studio sound systems, the Ragas Live Festival, now in its fifth year, is an awesome joy to behold. ...

First Ever Marathon Live Radio Broadcast of Indian Ragas (News  India Times) 

Years ago while traveling around the world, David Ellenbogen, executive producer at New York City’s WKCR radio station, ended up in Calcutta, “at the feet” of Debashish Bhattacharya” whom he describes as “the greatest guitarist in the world” and the experience as akin to “climbing the Himalayas.” ...

Mundofonías (41 radio stations) / RNE (Spanish National Radio), Event preview, 09/18/2018, Mundofonías 2018 #75 | Ragas Live Text

Bandcamp Daily, Feature story, 11/02/2017, Brooklyn Raga Massive Revives India’s Classical Sound Text

The New York Times, Event preview, 10/04/2018, 14 Pop, Rock and Jazz Concerts to Check Out in N.Y.C. This Weekend Text

Gothamnist, Event preview, 10/02/2017, The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week Text

Songlines, Event preview, 10/10/2018, 24 hour raga people

India Currents, Event preview, 09/08/2018, Ragas Live Festival Returns Text

Saathee Magazine, Event preview, 09/27/2017, Ragas Live Festival 2018 Text

World Music Central, Event preview, 09/21/2018, RAGAS LIVE FESTIVAL 2018, A 24 HOUR MUSIC EVENT IN NEW YORK CITY Text

Broadway World, Event preview, 08/25/2018, Ragas Live Festival Brings Music to Brooklyn Text

News India Times, Feature story, 09/24/2018, 24-hour ragas music festival to be held in New York City Text

New York Music Daily, Mention, 09/26/2018, Magical, Cinematic Jazz Nocturnes From Aakash Mittal at Lincoln Center Text

My Brooklyn Calendar, Listing, 09/28/2018, Ragas Live 24 Hr FestivalText

I Love New York, Listing, 09/28/2018, Ragas Live 24 Hr Festival Text

Explore Brooklyn, Listing, 09/28/2018, Ragas Live Festival Text

Red Hook Star Revue, Event preview, 10/01/2018, Things to do this October Text

NYC's City Guide, Listing, 09/28/2018, Ragas Live 24 Hr Festival Text

Desi News, Event preview, 09/24/2018, 24-hour ragas music festival to be held in New York City Text

Brokelyn, Listing, 09/24/2018, Ragas Live Festival Text

Masalahq, Listing, 09/20/2018, Ragas Live Festival 2018 Text

MASALAHQ, Event preview, 09/05/2018, Ragas Live Festival 2018 Text

BKLYNER, Listing, 09/24/2018, Ragas Live Festival Text

Brokelyn, Event preview, 09/23/2018, Ragas Live Festival Text

TremendAgenda, Event preview, 08/25/2018, Ragas Live Festival 2018 Text

NewMusicUsA, Event preview, 09/09/2017, RAGAS LIVE RETROSPECTIVE ALBUM RELEASE PARTY WITH KARUNA TRIO Text

Diwali Festivals Grow in US, From Disney to Times Square (The New York Times) 

New York City's Rubin Museum will mark Diwali with an overnight Ragas Live Festival featuring more than 50 Indian classical musicians performing amid the museum's collection of sacred Himalayan art. The event begins Oct. 21 at 10 a.m.  ...

24-hour Indian classical music marathon in New York over weekend (Economy Lead) 

A unique 24-hour Indian classical music marathon, the Ragas LiveFestival, with a multi-national and multi-ethnic cast of over 60 musicians is set to be broadcast this weekend here and streamed live on the Internet for listeners around the world. It is billed as longest broadcast of Indian classical performed live. ...

 

World Music Day: The Ragas Live Festival in New York to hold 24-hour long Indian classical music marathon! (Bollywood Life) 

This is the fourth Raga Festival and this year it will add a six-and-a-half-hour free concert at the Central Park on Sunday, which is the day of the Summer Solstice. Sunday is also International Day of Yoga when there will be a yoga session in Times Square with the expected participation of 30,000 people. ...