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Brooklyn Raga Massive presents Arranged Marriage NP
May 10 @ 8:00 pm - 11:55 pm| $10
VENUE: Art Cafe + Bar 884-886 Pacific St, New York Brooklyn NY 11238
Doors Open | 8:00pm
Arranged Marriage | 8:30pm
+ RAGA JAM SESSION | 10:00pm
Mustafa Bhagat – sitar
Jerry Adler – guitar/synth
Jerry Adler (singer and guitarist in Wave Sleep Wave, The Blam, and Flugente) and sitarist Mustafa Bhagat (sitarist for Indian music duo Biryani Boys) make up the music project known as Arranged Marriage.
Jerry describes their sound as “sonic ragas,” and together this duo creates unlikely, adventurous, and compelling music. “We’re simply using the languages we know to speak with one another. We’re just two friends having a very odd conversation,” says Jerry.
Mustafa uses the raga form as the melodic framework for the AMNP compositions. The other half of this partnership is a whirling, pulsing, sometimes screeching mass created by Adler with guitar, a small city of effects pedals, loopers, and a portable synth; layers upon layers of sound sewn through and around the sitar.