PROJECTS

ROOPA IN FLUX 

CROSSOVER ENSEMBLE

Roopa In Flux is an ensemble of musical wanderers venturing beyond the established traditions that shaped them. Led by Roopa Mahadevan, piano, violin, and percussion band together for a sound grounded in classical and jazz forms from India and around the world, thirsting to express a contemporary moment. The musicians use unique repertoire, cross-genre arrangements, improvisational virtuosity, and soul to create joy, camaraderie, honesty, and emotional intensities. The ensemble has included world-renowned artists Guy Mintus, Anjna Swaminathan, Rohan Krishnamurthy, and Karim Ellaboudi.

Learn more about Roopa in Flux.

Videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAGI4i5lwLA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAPxAarwJOE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iAcgnBNcUg

NAVATMAN MUSIC COLLECTIVE (NMC)

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR/VOCALIST

Navatman Music Collective (NMC) is a one-of-a-kind choir that aims to bring out the depth and beauty of Carnatic (South Indian classical) music while imbuing it with a soul and energy that borrows from our members' contemporary and diverse influences. Our respect for the rich tradition is paired with an honest joy for the music we sing, and we aim to engage the discerning and uninitiated alike. 

GET OUR DEBUT ALBUM!

An Untimely Joy, on CDBaby, Google Play, Amazon Music, and ITunes. We'd love to hear what you think!

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BROOKLYN RAGA MASSIVE (BRM)

VOCALIST

Roopa performs regularly with the Brooklyn Raga Massive, a spirited, community-based platform for Indian classical and raga-inspired performers based on a model of collaboration (not competition). BRM hosts a featured artist, followed by a jam session,  every Wednesday night in addition to performing as a freelance ensemble on other nights/in other venues. Roopa is also a regular performer with Womens' Raga Massive, an offshoot ensemble focused on supporting women inspired by Indian classical music.

VIDEOS:

Isai Arul Thaaye, a composition adapted for BRM

Prince Tribute, with Karsh Kale and BRM artists

DANCE ACCOMPANIMENT

VOCALIST

Roopa is a sought after vocalist for dancers of Bharathanatyam, crossover, and experimental genres. A trained Bharathanatyam dancer herself and a lover of theater, Roopa enjoys exploring the power of music to support and enhance movement. Roopa has worked with several leading artists in India and the diaspora, including:

  • C.V. Chandrasekhar

  • Bragha Bessel

  • Indumathy Ganesh

  • Mythili Prakash + Shakti Dance Company

  • Preeti Vasudevan

  • Janaki Rangarajan

  • Vidhya Subramaniam

  • Rasika Kumar + Abhinaya Dance Company

  • Aparna Ramaswamy + Ashwini Ramaswamy  + Ragamala Dance Company

  • Parijat Desai

  • Malini Srinivasan

  • Sahasra Sambamoorthi

  • Brinda Guha

  • Aniruddhan Vasudevan

  • Sonali Skandan

SAMPLE VIDEOS:

Ashtapathi, by Vidhya Subramaniam

Sannidhi/Sacred Space, by Aparna Ramaswamy

Radhika Thava Virahe, by Sahasra Sambamoorthi

INDIAN RAGA

FELLOW

Roopa Mahadevan was a member of the inaugural class of the pioneering IndianRaga fellowship program. Roopa has been an active fellow of IndianRaga,:

  • Music video "Sunsets"

  • Performances at Lincoln Center Atrium and Joe's Pub

  • Instructor of labs in New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Virginia, and Madison - working with young talent over a weekend to record and create a creative composition

  • IndianRaga Backstage - first fellow to perform an interactive concert, with live involvement of youth on stage/in the audience