Raga and Rhythm Ensemble (RARE)
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Raga and Rhythm Ensemble (RARE)

Bridgewater, Massachusetts, United States

Bridgewater, Massachusetts, United States
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Discography

Sindhu Bhairavi-Behag-Sindhu Bhairavi & beyond
Utsava (festival)
Earth Distressed
Hindola-Malkauns
Nee Da Ma Daa
Dhyana Meditation
Sampradaya - Veena Tradition
Shiva Ganga
Sri Raghavendra Vishesha Kriti Mala
Shades of Love
Tryst with Destiny
The Great Train Journey
Rare Pulse

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Dr. Krishna Raghavendra is an international performing artist, composer, and producer of both traditional and contemporary Indian music. He is a virtuoso on the Veena (custom-made as detachable), a traditional plucked stringed instrument from South India. Dr. Raghavendra has developed novel playing techniques, which involve a combination of soft nuances, swift fingering and imaginative uses of melodic and drone strings to produce harmonizing and vamping sounds that mimic different instruments. His original compositions are based on ragas which incorporate melodic phrases and improvisations. He has released many recordings ( For details, visit www.raghasmusic.com).
Many outstanding musicians from India, Europe and U.S.A. such as, Mrs. R. A. Ramamani, the legendary Jazz saxophonist late Charlie Mariano, Four times Grammy award winning Frame Drummer Glen Velez and master world percussionist Jamey Haddad have performed and recorded with Dr. Raghavendra.
He is the founder of the Ragha School of Music, an institution primarily devoted to promoting and integrating Indian music with western and other forms of music. He leads the "Raga and Rhythm Ensemble" (RARE). Dr. Raghavendra has performed at international conferences, music festivals, corporate events, and, composed and played for several theater and dance productions. Dr. Raghavendra offers master classes and workshops.