Press

"Different and personal and lovely beyond words"

[All About Jazz] (https://www.allaboutjazz.com/of-earth-and-sky-karavika-self-produced-review-by-dan-mcclenaghan.php)

"[Basu and Premawardhana] complement each other like sisters forming a single musical expression"

[Second Inversion] (http://secondinversion.org/2016/09/19/album-review-of-earth-and-sky-by-karavika/)

"A seamless match between the inward-directed but simmering rapture of Indian music and the comfortable rusticity of Americana"

[New York Music Daily] (https://newyorkmusicdaily.wordpress.com/2016/08/07/karavika/)

"A soulful blend of classical and folk traditions from the United States and India"

New York Times

“Whether quiet and reflective or joyously energetic, the melodies are as bright as the musicians' tone: this is music for celebrating or getting lost in"

Lucid Culture

"Basu and Premawardhana, both commanding performers, were particularly apt at bolstering and then relaxing the intensity of the music, extending their palette with pizzicatos and a variety of bowing techniques that, together, evoked both sitar and sarod... nicely voiced and at times suggestive of some of the adventures of such crossover explorers as Edgar Meyer and Yo-Yo Ma."

San Francisco Classical Voice

“A dynamic sonic blend of uncommon mesmeric beauty”

All About Jazz

"Karavika's music is a powerfully sincere blend of American and Indian musical influences. They craft beautiful string arrangements that soar above versatile bass playing and virtuosic tabla grooves . Drawing heavily on improvisational styles, every performance I've been to is a unique experience."

Mike Block, Cellist, Yo Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble

News

PRAISES FOR "OF EARTH AND SKY"!

"... A seamless match between the inward-directed but simmering rapture of Indian music and the comfortable rusticity of Americana" - New York Music Daily

"[Basu and Premawardhana] complement each other like sisters forming a single musical expression" - Second Inversion

"Different and personal and lovely beyond words" - All About Jazz

Our recent CD release show at Joe's Pub was a major success! Thank you to all who made it out, and to all of you who have supported, encouraged and believed in us. It was a truly a joyful celebration of music, friends and family!

Trina, Avi and Roopa

Avi, Perry and Amali

Trina and Avi

With Arun Ramamurthy on violin

With Jay Gandhi on bansuri

We were ecstatic to have special guest, Padma Lakshmi in our audience.

We were recently featured on the cover of the June 12 edition of Sri Lankan Sunday Times Magazine! Read the full article here

Women's Raga Massive, March 2016 Pioneer Works, Brooklyn

THANK YOU, SUPPORTERS! To all of you who contributed to our indiegogo campaign last year, thank you thank you. You have made it possible for us to continue creating and sharing our music!


PAST SHOWS

AUGUST 11, 2016 7:30pm OF EARTH AND SKY ~ RELEASE CONCERT at Joe's Pub at the Public. Buy tickets here!

With:
Arun Ramamurthy, violin
Perry Wortman, double bass
Avi Shah, tabla
Roopa Mahadevan, vocal

Opening set by Camila Celin (sarod) and Roshni Samlal (tabla).

Co-presented by Brooklyn Raga Massive

JULY 27, 2016 6-9PM Rubin Museum, Spiral Music Series (Duo performance with Amali and Trina)

More info here

JULY 23, 2016 RAGAS LIVE FESTIVAL at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn ~ 24 HOURS OF INDIAN/INSPIRED MUSIC

JULY 16, 2016 7:30pm House Concert in Bedstuy, Brooklyn

Triple bill of women led string ensembles, including Sarah Alden and Kaethe Hostetter. Contact us for more details.

More info here

APRIL 24, 2016 5-10PM "Brooklyn Raga Massive Presents: A Night of Cross-Coastal Raga-Inspired Music" at the Red Poppy Art House, 2698 Folsom St. San Francisco CA

More info here

APRIL 22, 2016 Private House Concert in San Jose, CA.

MARCH 16, 2016 8PM "Women's Raga Massive", Presented by Brooklyn Raga Massive at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn NY.

More info here:

MARCH 11, 2016 8PM "Scenes of Inequality and Late Capitalism: Mumbai, New York and Beyond." Art Opening and Benefit Concert at Brooklyn Commons. 388 Atlantic Ave, New York, 11217

More info here:

MARCH 9, 2016 8PM "Raga and the Moving Image", Presented by Brooklyn Raga Massive at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn NY.

More info here:

MARCH 5, 2016 10PM Festival of Colors Warm Up Concert at National Sawdust, 80 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249. Double bill with Sameer Gupta's NAMASKAR

More info: www.nationalsawdust.org

OCTOBER 9, 2016 8PM Concert at Village Zendo, 588 Broadway, Rm. 1108, New York, NY. Buy tickets here.

JUNE 20, 2015 9AM We are honored to be included in the line up for the Raga's Live 24 Hour Festival hosted by WKCR 89.9 FM!

HELP US MAKE AN ALBUM! Our crowd-sourcing campaign is up and running fully funded! We are overjoyed at the prospect of getting our music out there. Please stay tuned for more updates.

About

"...A gorgeous contrast between the long, sinewy, singing lines of the violin and cello and the tabla's intricate burble and pop punctuation, riding the warm pizzicato heartbeat of the bass. It is a liquid and organic brew that sounds inevitable, as if it's existed forever." - Dan McClenaghan, All About Jazz

Karavika is a New York City based ensemble led by violinist Trina Basu and cellist Amali Premawardhana. As two artists with roots in India, Sri Lanka and North America, Trina and Amali aspire to discover and bring to light the music of their own cultural backgrounds as well as music from other parts of the world that has deeply inspired them. Drawing upon influences of nature, beauty, simple folk melodies and complex classical compositions, Karavika seeks to blend creative improvisations and arrangements with authentic traditions. They are joined by Perry Wortman on bass and collaborate with multiple Indian classical percussionists and other instrumentalists.

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Music

Of Earth and Sky

Trina Basu, violin
Amali Premawardhana, cello
Perry Wortman, double bass

with:
Jay Gandhi, bansuri
Sameer Gupta, tabla
Roopa Mahadevan, vocals
Arun Ramamurthy, violin
Avi Shah, tabla and percussion
Rajna Swaminathan, mridangam

To Be Released July 1, 2016

Sunrise

Trina Basu, violin
Amali Premawardhana, cello
Perry Wortman, double bass
Avi Shah, tabla and percussion

Released March 15, 2012

Store

OF EARTH AND SKY (2016)
$18


SUNRISE (2012)
$15


For DIGITAL PURCHASES, please visit www.karavika.bandcamp.com

Gallery

Brooklyn Lyceum, NYC Brooklyn Lyceum, NYC

Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History

The Tank, NYC The Tank, NYC

Greenwich House, NYC Greenwich House, NYC

Indian Consulate, NYC Indian Consulate, NYC

Pioneer Works, Brooklyn NY Pioneer Works, Brooklyn NY

Village Zendo, NYC Village Zendo, NYC

Race Mountain Lodge, MA by Perry Wortman Race Mountain Lodge, MA by Perry Wortman

Central Park, NYC by Gary Winter Central Park, NYC by Gary Winter

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