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Ragamala: A Celebration of Indian Classical Music

  • Chicago Cultural Center 78 East Washington Street Chicago, IL, 60602 United States (map)


Friday, September 7 - Saturday, September 8, 2018 • 6pm-8am

In collaboration with Indian Classical Music Society of Chicago and People of Rhythm

A tradition in India, the all-night classical concerts are rarely held publicly in the United States. Ragamala visitors have the rare opportunity to hear the ragas (traditional scales or modes) as they were meant to be played during the early morning and late night hours, under the Tiffany stained glass dome of Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center.

Ragamala kicks off the World Music Festival Chicago September 7-23, 2018 • City-wide • Various Locations • FREE Admission

Intercultural Music artists Abhisek Lahiri and Subrata Bhattacharya from EMME East Meets Middle East perform Hindustani music 11:15pm-12:30am


Full Schedule:

  • 6-7:15pm - Carnatic

Sara Ranganathan

  • 7:45-9pm - Hindustani

Anandi Bhattacharya with Debashish Bhattacharya + Subhasis Bhattacharya

  • 9:30-10:45pm - Carnatic

Ganesh Rajagopalan

  • 11:15pm-12:30am - Hindustani

Abhisek Lahiri, Dilshad Khan + Subrata Bhattacharya

  • 1-2:30am - Fusion

Beats + Pieces - Anindo Chatterjee: tabla + Anubrata Chatterjee: tabla + Ravi Balasubramanium: Ghatam + Rohan Krishnamurthy: Mridangam/Khanjira

  • 3-4:30am - Hindustani

Debashish Bhattacharya with Swapan Chaudhuri

  • 4:45-6am - Carnatic


  • 6:15-8am - Hindustani

Anupama Bhagwat & Nitin Mitta

Subrata Bhattacharya

Subrata Bhattacharya

Abhisek Lahiri

Abhisek Lahiri