KARAVIKA is a New York City based quartet comprising violin, cello, double bass and tabla, with members coming from distinctly different musical backgrounds from South Asia to North America.
Their performance at Alwan for the Arts will feature material from their debut album, Sunrise, as well as new explorations in “Rabindra Sangeet”, the song & poetry of the great Noble Laureate, Rabindranath Tagore
Trina Basu: Violin
Arun Ramamurthy: Violin
Amali Premawardhana: Cello
Perry Wortman: Double bass
Advait Shah: Indian tablas
Tickets:$20 General | $15 for Students, Members and Seniors
Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
"a diversely melodic, often hypnotic original sound that occasionally reaches toward Appalachian rusticity or a brisk Celtic mood... 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
"...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... A dynamic sonic blend of uncommon mesmeric beauty." - Dan McClenaghan, 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, Silk Road Ensemble