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Karavika

Primary Instrument: Band/orchestra

Karavika(formerly Tiger Lilies) is a New York City based ensemble led by violinist Trina Basu and cellist Amali Premawardhana. As its members hold roots in places as diverse as India, Sri Lanka and North America, Karavika brings a fresh new perspective to the music of its varying cultural backgrounds. Drawing upon influences of nature, beauty, simple folk melodies and complex classical compositions, Karavika's music seeks to blend creative improvisations and arrangements with authentic traditions. They are joined by bassist Perry Wortman and Avi Shah on tabla.

Since its creation, Karavika has been active in the music scene in New York City, and has frequented venues such as Drom world music venue, the lovely and intimate Caffe Vivaldi, Brooklyn’s House of Yes, and the Brooklyn Lyceum...
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    Sunrise

    Self Produced
    2012
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Sunrise

Self Produced (2012)

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“…one of the most exciting Indo-world music ensembles... together they combine their talents to crossover effortlessly from Indian to Western music, creating a new sound that is very accessible and pleasing to the ear.” Ishrat Ansari, Owner, Cafe Vivaldi, NYC

“Karavika’s music is a powerfully sincere blend of American and Indian musical influences. They craft beautiful string arrangements that soar above versatile bass playing and virtuosic tabla grooves . Drawing heavily on improvisational styles, every performance I’ve been to is a unique experience.” -Mike Block, cellist, Silk Road Ensemble

“I am deeply touched by the creative spirit of Karavika. Their genuine and sincere desire to express their understanding of Indian culture and heritage, as prevalent in Indian music, is truly impressive...

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Primary InstrumentBand/orchestra

LocationBrooklyn, NY

Willing to teachAdvanced students only.

Credentials/BackgroundKaravika has presented performance demonstrations and workshops at such venues as the Brooklyn Children's Museum. Members of the ensemble teach private and group classes throughout the NY/NJ tri-state area.

Clinic/Workshop InformationKaravika clinics explore the concept of Indian raga (melodic element) and tala (rhythmic element)...

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