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Eighth Annual Ragas Live Festival Will Feature Reggie Workman

The crosscultural Brooklyn event lasts a full 24 hours

Reggie Workman at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival
Reggie Workman at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival (photo: Marek Lazarski)

The eighth annual Ragas Live Festival, a marathon 24-hour event, will be held at Pioneer Works in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn on October 19 and 20. The program, featuring more than 70 performers, begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday the 19th and ends at 7 p.m. on Sunday the 20th. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

This year’s performers will include bassist Reggie Workman, sitarist Anupama Bhagwat, percussionist and flautist Kaoru Wantanabe, percussionist and composer Adam Rudolph, Malian kora master Yacouba Cissoko, and a 20-person ensemble from Brooklyn Raga Massive, among many others. 

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