PAST SHOWS

Shapeshifter Labs

01.06.16 |8:00PM

Brooklyn, NY US

Wednesday Jan 6, $10
BRM Weekly Concert and Jam Session
Neel Murgai Family Players
at Shapeshifter Labs
18 Whitwell Pl, Brooklyn
8pm Doors, 8:30PM concert, 10PM Jam Session

Neel Murgai, sitar, voice
Mike Lukshis, tabla
David Ellenbogen, guitar
Seema Pandya, voice
Jeri Silverman, voice

Studio 487

04.22.15 |8:00 PM

Brooklyn, NY US

Brooklyn Raga Massive Weekly Concert and Jam Session Featuring
Neel Murgai Ensemble
@ Studio 487
487 Union St at Bond St, Gowanus, Brooklyn
$10

Neel Murgai, sitar
Arun Ramamurthy, violin
Trina Basu, violin
Marika Hughes, cello
Sameer Gupta, tabla

JACK

04.18.15 |8:00 PM

Brooklyn, NY US

Brooklyn Raga Massive Performs Terry Riley's "In C"
Saturday April 18, 8PM
Brooklyn Raga Massive performs Terry Riley’s “In C"
@ JACK
505 1/2 Waverly Ave, Brooklyn 11238
$15 in advance, $20 at the door

Neel Murgai, sitar
Andrew Mendolson, sitar
Jay Gandhi, bansuri
Pawan Benjamin, bansuri, sax
Sameer Gupta, tabla
Michael Gam, bass, sarod
Dawoud Kringe, dilruba
Andrew Shantz, vocal, harmonium
Kensuke Shoji, violin
Trina Basu, violin
Marika Hughes, cello
David Ellenbogen, guitar
Vin Scialla, vibes

Art Cafe and Bar

01.28.15 |8pm

Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NY US

Brooklyn Raga Massive weekly series features Dana Leong's Tektonik!
Dana Leong, cello
Val Inc, electronics
Neel Murgai, sitar
Sameer Gupta, cello

Goddard College

01.17.15 |8pm

Plainfield, VT US

My alma mater Goddard College has asked NME to come up and play for their Education residency. Open to the public. This is going to be a lot of fun!

Art Cafe and Bar

01.14.15 |8:00 PM

Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NY US

The Brooklyn Raga Massive weekly concert and jam session is going to be off the hook this month after our stellar New Year's Eve event. Come every Wednesday to see and hear our vibrant music scene for yourself!
Coming up:
Wednesday, January 14, 8PM, $10
Art Cafe and Bar
884 Pacific St at Vanderbilt

Neel Murgai Ensemble
Neel Murgai, sitar, compositions
Sameer Gupta, tabla
Arun Ramamurthy, violin
Trina Basu, vioin
Marika Hughes, cello

Greenwich House

11.21.14 |8:00 PM

New York, NY US

The Neel Murgai Ensemble performs raga chamber-jazz, combining Neel’s sitar with violin, cello and tabla. The raga and tala of Indian classical music is the root of their sound, but they remain free to wander through other territories including jazz, minimalism and experimental music. Neel’s original compositions and rearrangements of traditional material are brought to life in their dynamic group improvisations. Innova Records has released their self-titled debut CD to critical acclaim, including a feature on NPR’s Song of the Day. They have performed to packed, enthusiastic audiences at Mexico’s 2012 Sinaloa Cultural Festival, the Sun to Stars Festival in New York, Le Poisson Rouge, and the Museum of Natural History amongst many others. http://neelmurgai.com

Neel Murgai – sitar, Sameer Gupta – tabla, Arun Ramamurthy – violin, Trina Basu – violin, Marika Hughes – cello

Karavika, led by violinist Trina Basu & cellist Amali Premawardhana, draws from the rich classical & folk traditions of India, Europe and America. In their debut album, “Sunrise", they feature original music inspired by the rhythmic complexities of Indian Classical music as well as collaborative arrangements inspired by old film and folk music from South Asia. On November 21st at Greenwich House, they will be performing new instrumental music inspire

Greenwich Music House

05.17.14 |8PM

New York, USA

Neel Murgai Ensemble
Neel Murgai, sitar
Sameer Gupta, tabla
Arun Ramamurthy, violin
Dana Leong, cello
Jay Gandhi, bansuri

Jack

11.16.13 |8PM

Brooklyn

Presented by Brooklyn Raga Massive
8PM House of Waters
9:30PM Neel Murgai Ensemble

Soap Box Gallery

10.24.13 |8PM

Brooklyn

Neel Murgai Ensemble at Brooklyn Raga Massive
Neel Murgai, sitar
Arun Ramamurthy, violin
Trina Basu, violin
Marika Hughes, cello
Sameer Gupta, tabla

Jungle Book at Huntington Theater

09.07.13 to 10.13.13 |7:30PM

Boston, MA USA

8 Shows a week. See Huntington site for details.

Dana Leong's Tektonik at Joe's Pub

08.24.13 |7:30PM

New, NY USA

Tektonik by Dana Leong.
Featuring:
Dana LeonG - cello, electronics
Val-Inc (Afro-Electronica) - electronics
Neel Murgai - sitar
Sameer Gupta - tabla

Cornelia Street Cafe

08.22.13 |8:30 PM

New York, NY USA

India Fest at Cornelia! First set Karavika, second set Neel Murgai Ensemble. We are Baaaack!

Jungle Book at Goodman Theater

06.21.13 to 08.18.13 |7:30PM

Chicago, IL USA

8 shows a week. Check the Goodman theater site for details.

Brooklyn Raga Massive Jam Session at Tea Lounge

04.04.13 |8 PM

Brooklyn, NY

Neel Murgai Ensemble
Neel Murgai, sitar
Arun Ramamurthy, violin
Trina Basu, violin
Marika Hughes, cello

Blue Note

04.01.13 |8 PM

New York, NY

Performing with Imani Uzuri.

Recently praised in the New York Times for her "gorgeously chesty ruminations" by music critic Steve Smith, "stunning" (New York Magazine) vocalist and innovative composer Imani Uzuri returns to the Blue Note on April 1 to perform songs from her new acclaimed album, The Gypsy Diaries, which draws on her rural Southern roots as well as influences ranging from Sufi devotionals to Romany laments.

Sage Sutra

03.19.13 |8PM

Anjuna, Goa, India

Sage Sutra presents Neel Murgai Ensemble and Zikr Sufi Strains by Sandeep Srivastav

Bandra Base

03.09.13 |8 PM

Mumbai, India

Brooklyn Raga Massive presents the Neel Murgai Ensemble
Neel Murgai, sitar
Jake Charkey, cello
Jay Gandhi, bansuri
Shankhachur Lahiri, tabla

India Habitat Centre, Basement Theater

02.20.13 |7PM

New Delhi, India

Brooklyn Raga Massive presents the
Neel Murgai Ensemble


Neel Murgai Ensemble – Neel Murgai (sitar), Camila Celin (guitar), Ehren Hanson (tabla), plus special guests

2012 Sinaloa Cultural Festival

10.19.12 to 10.21.12 |8PM

Culiacan, Navolato, Mazatlan, Mexico

Neel Murgai Ensemble

October 19 8PM Culiacan - Teatro Pablo de Villavicencio
October 20 8PM Navolato - Patio del H. Ayuntamiento
October 21 8PM Mazatlan - Teatro Angela Peralta

Tea Lounge

10.11.12 |8PM

Brooklyn, NY US

Brooklyn Raga Massive Jam Session featuring Sameer Gupta's Namaskar

Tea Lounge
837 Union Street Brooklyn, NY 11215

Branded Saloon

08.20.12 |8:30

Brooklyn, NY

Sameer Gupta's Namaskar performs at
the Brooklyn Raga Massive Jam Session
Sameer Gupta, drumset and tabla
Marc Cary, piano
Arun Ramamurthy, violin
Neel Murgai, sitar
Rashan Carter, bass

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan

08.18.12 |5:30

New York

Neel Murgai Ensemble
Neel Murgai, sitar
Sameer Gupta, tabla
Arun Ramamurthy, violin
Trina Basu, violin
Marika Hughes, cello

Spy Music Festival

07.15.12 |6PM Doors

Brooklyn

Haunted House returns to Brooklyn
Spy Music Festival
Roulette
509 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

Namaskar School of Music

06.15.12 |8PM

Brooklyn, NY

Neel Murgai Ensemble
Neel Murgai, sitar
Sameer Gupta, tabla
Arun Ramamurthy, violin
Trina Basu, violin
Marika Hughes, cello

Joe's Pub

06.01.12 |7PM

New York

With Imani Uzuri and band, celebrating the release of "Gypsy Diaries."
425 Lafayette St
New York, NY

Branded Saloon

05.28.12 |8PM

Brooklyn, NY

Neel Murgai Ensemble rejoins the Brooklyn Raga Massive

Branded Saloon
8-9:30PM
603 Vanderbilt Avenue
@ the corner of Bergen Street and Vanderbilt Avenue

South Church

02.11.12 |7:30

Dobbs Ferry, Westchester, NY

Neel Murgai, sitar
Ray Spiegel, tabla
Marika Hughes, cello
Trina Basu, violin

Simply Create

10.15.11 |8 PM

New Paltz, NY

Concert with Ray Spiegel on tabla. Workshops also happening all weekend

Seattle University

10.11.11 | 8 PM

Seattle, WA USA

Performing with Imani Uzuri

Shea Stadium

10.01.11 |7PM

Brooklyn

Haunted House performs at the Northern Spy Festival in celebration of our new album!

20 Meadow St, Brooklyn, NY, 11206
Blocks from the Grand Stop (L Train)

Unison Arts Center

09.24.11 |8PM

New Paltz, NY

with Sameer Gupta's Namaskar

Baruch College

09.23.11 |7:30 PM

New York

with Sameer Gupta's Namaskar. Also performing is Ravish Momin's Tarana

Solar One

09.10.11

Neel Murgai Ensemble performs at Sun to Stars festival of South Asian music and Dance

Common Ground concert series at South Presbyterian Church

05.14.11 |7:30 PM

Dobbs Ferry, NY

Neel Murgai Ensemble performs for this established concert series in Westchester

Chhandayan

05.07.11 |8 PM

New York, NY

Neel Murgai Ensemble performs the Chhayndayan center for Indian music.

4 West, 43rd street,
New York, NY 10036
Room # 618

Cornelia Street Cafe

04.24.11 |8:30 PM

New York, NY

The Cornelia Street Cafe
Sunday, April 24, $10
29 Cornelia Street

Set 1 : 8:30
Arun Ramamurthy & Trina Basu - violin
Sameer Gupta - tabla

Set 2 : 10pm
NEEL MURGAI ENSEMBLE
Neel Murgai - sitar
Sameer Gupta - tabla
Arun Ramamurthy - violin
Marika Hughes - cello
Trina Basu - violin

Vassar College

04.13.11 |5:30 PM

Neel Murgai Ensemble performs at Thekla Hall in the Skinner Hall of Music on the Vassar College campus. This concert is free and open to the public.

Joe's Pub

03.26.11 |8 PM

New York, NY

Performing with Imani Uzuri

Issue Project Room

03.18.11 |8 PM

Brooklyn, NY

Playing percussion with Suzanne Langille

2011 Culiucan International Guitar Festival

03.08.11 |8PM

Culiacan, Mexico

Performing classical set and ICM workshop with Sameer Gupta on tabla.

Le Poisson Rouge

03.04.11

New York

with Sameer Gupta's Namaskar

Red Pooppy Art House

02.25.11

San Fransisco

with Sameer Gupta's Namaskar

Issue Project Room

01.12.11 |8 PM

Brooklyn, NY

Rod Williams Options with Rod Williams- Piano, Keyboards, Laptop, Live Video Programming, Compositions/ Mark Helias- Bass/ Bruce Cox- Drums/ Ray Spiegal- Tabla/ Neel Murgai- Sitar, Voice, Daf/ Aditi Bhagwat, Kathak Dance (Footwork)

Winter Jazz Fest - Zinc Bar

01.08.11

Sameer Gupta's Namaskar with Sameer Gupta, drumset, tabla / Neel Murgai, sitar / Theo Hill, piano, keyboards / Rashaan Carter, acoustic bass / Trina Basu, violin / Amali Premawardanan, cello

Jazz Standard

01.02.11

Premier of Dr. Lonnie Smith's Yuga Adi Trio with Dr. Smith on the Hammond B3 organ, myself on sitar and Sameer Gupta on tabla and drumset.

Blue Note

01.01.11

New York, NY

MOSAIC: A SPECIAL IMANI UZURI SACRED MUSIC EXTRAVAGANZA
IMANI UZURI presents MOSAIC: a music series which is redefining and expanding what we call Sacred music. MOSAIC features a multicultural melange of contemporary women artists and projects, who deliver a spiritually expansive range of healing music from Ragas to Rock!

Sameer Gupta's Namaskar at Harlem Stage Gatehouse

10.19.10 |7:30 PM

New York, NY

I am really happy to be a part of the CD release performance of Sameer Gupta's NAMASKAR in Harlem, NYC.
CD Signing, Wine + Cheese Reception Immediately Following Performance

Tuesday, October 19 · 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Harlem Stage at the Gatehouse
150 Convent Avenue New York, NY
New York, NY
FREE (RSVP required) RSVP PUBLIC: boxoffice@harlemstage.org
RSVP PRESS: ksmithpr@earthlink.net
Sameer Gupta, drumset & tabla | Marc Cary, piano/rhodes | Neel Murgai, sitar| Arun Ramamurthy, violin | Rashaan Carter, bass

Culture Hub

09.16.10 |7:30P

New York

Don't miss this incredible AudioVisual Concert with Neel Murgai (Sitar, Daf, Overtone Singing), Ed Feldman (Tabla), Ezekiel Honig (Electronics) and Visualist Josh Ott (superDraw). Culture Hub is a great new space, wired for video. If you cannot attend in person check out the live internet feed at the link below.

We will be performing two sets, one of pure Indian classical music, the second on a more experimental tip. Both will be accompanied by interactive visual projections.


RSVP required for this event as space is limited. Please RSVP to info@culturehub.org

Museum of Natural History

08.15.10 |3PM

New York

NME performs as part of the museum's Silk Road exhibit. This is the last concert of a weekly series curated by the Silk Road Ensemble. They offer this performance in celebration of the 63rd anniversary of Indian independence.

Le Poisson Rouge

07.23.10 |7PM

New York, USA

Double bill with the Neel Murgai Ensemble and Sameer Gupta's Namaskar featuring special guest Pundit Anindo Chatterjee. This is going to be a fantastic night of forward reaching musicians combining elements of raga, tala and jazz. Prepare to be blown away. Advance tickets available.

Central Park Summer Stage

07.18.10 |2PM

New York, NY

playing daf and sitar with Imani Uzuri's children's music group "Indigo and Her Rainbow Caravan"

Haunted House reunion at Issue Project

07.11.10 |2 PM

Brooklyn, NY

Loren Conners, guitar
Suzanne Languile, vocals
Andrew Burnes, guitar
Neel Murgai, daf

"Reorientation Suite" @ Brooklyn Queens Conservatory of Music

04.26.10 |8:00 PM

Brooklyn, NY

The world premier of "Reorientation Suite", performed by the Neel Murgai Ensemble. This new work is funded by an award from the Jerome Composers Commissioning Program.

Sameer Gupta's Namaskar at Hudson Guild Hall

03.23.10 |7 PM

New York, NY

This is the debut of an exciting new group!
· Sameer Gupta, Drumset, Tabla
·· Marc Cary, Piano, Kybd, Laptop
·· Prasant Radhkrishnan, Carnatic Saxophone
·· Neel Murgai, Sitar
·· Arun Ramamurthy, Violin
·· David Ewell, Acoustic Bass

2010 Brooklyn Sitar Festival, part of the Anindo Chatterjee School of Tabla Concert Series

03.19.10 |7 - 11 PM

Brooklyn, NY

$20 - $30 donation
Featuring sitarists:
Andrew Mendelson
Srinivas Reddy
Neel Murgai
Indro Roy-Chowdhury

and tabla players:
Nittin Mitta
Sameer Gupta

CD Release Party @ Caffe Vivaldi

02.05.10 |9-11

New York, NY

Neel Murgai Ensemble CD Release Party. Come celebrate with us as we perform 2 sets of material from our new album on Innova Records.
$10 Suggested Donation

Monkey Town

01.24.10

Brooklyn, NY

Neel Murgai Ensemble performs at the closing ceremonies of Monkey Town. Catch the last night of this unique venue.

Monkey Town

11.28.09 to 11.29.09 |7:30PM

Brooklyn, NY

This event is a treat for all the senses. The Neel Murgai Ensemble performs as guests feast on a succulent 5 course Indian meal. Video is projected on all the walls to complete this total sensory experience.
$35, Reservations are recommended.

Jan Hus Church (sanctuary)

10.25.09 |1:00 PM

351 East 74th Street, NYC

Sunday Afternoon, FREE
Composer's Voice Concert

My audience participatory overtone singing piece, "Blackhole Resonance", will be premiering at this event. Seven other composers will also be featured.

We are asking people to bring donations of food and clothing for HOAP (Homeless Outreach Advocacy Program) at this event.

Sun to Stars South Asian Festival at Solar One

08.22.09 |10 PM

New York, NY

We are honored to perform at this fantastic and FREE festival of South Asian music and dance from 3PM - 11PM. It is an outdoors event held at Solar One, a venue running entirely on solar power. Other artists include Parul Shah, the Tollywood Allstars, Bill Buchen, Nemanja Rebic, Sonali Skandan, Achyut Joshi, Sameer Gupta, Ehren Hanson Indrajit Roy-Chowdhury and more.

Neel Murgai Ensemble goes on at last at 10 PM!

Solar One is located at 23rd St and the East River in Manhattan

Neel Murgai Ensemble at The Stone

05.19.09 |10PM

Manhattan, NY

$10
The Stone is located at the corner of
avenue C and 2nd street