Day and TimeThu, 01 November 2018 08:00PM - 11:55PM (EDT)
$10 Advance | $15 Door | 8pm | BRM Weekly Raga Jam- 10pm Megumi & Friends is where Megumi Saruhashi shares her compositions in her tireless search for finding unity within diversity in people and music. From Carnegie Hall to refugee camps in the middle east, Brooklyn based Japanese violinist and composer Megumi Sarhuashi has delivered her music to people of all circumstances around the globe. Megumi’s music is ignited by a wide range of influences, including Arabic music, Indian raga, jazz, classical, tango, gospel, minimalism and many more and she has studied extensively for various traditions, jazz, western classical, Argentinian tango, and Arabic music. Focusing on the intersections and connections between music and the soul, Megumi uses her musical training to form new and unexpected alliances between musical genres. Believing herself to be a conduit that synthesizes the musical and spiritual realms, Saruhashi refers to herself as a “hollow bone.” She strives to draw out the consciousness of listeners and connect on a deeply spiritual level that cuts across cultural and sonic barriers. Megumi was awarded a Brooklyn Arts funds from Brooklyn Arts Council in 2018 for Megumi & Friends where she shares her compositions in Brooklyn, in her tireless search for finding unity within diversity Megumi Saruhashi, violin and compositions Andreas Arnold, guitar Moto Fukushima, bass Jeremy Smith, percussion **Special announcement for Musicians!** BRM cordially invites you to join us in the ongoing effort to cultivate a home for intercultural musical dialogue. We are happy to offer FREE ENTRY TO MUSICIANS AFTER 10 PM WHO COME WITH THEIR INSTRUMENTS AND ARE READY TO PLAY! Please come out and engage with one of NYC's most vibrant and diverse communities of improvising musicians hailing from all over the music world!