ROOPA IN FLUX
An ensemble of musical wanderers venturing beyond the traditions that shaped them.
Roopa In Flux is an ensemble of musical wanderers venturing beyond the established traditions that shaped them. Led by versatile Indian classical vocalist Roopa Mahadevan, instrumental talents (quartet, trio, duo) band together for a sound grounded in classical, jazz, and soul forms from around the world, using novel arrangements and improvisational spark to express a contemporary moment. The musicians use their camaraderie, honesty, and emotional intensity to create moments that can express both individual quirk and joyful community.
New York City
Carnatic, Indian Classical, Jazz, Improvised Music, R&B/Soul, Experimental
Deleuze, Joy, Dance, Languages, Social Justice, Gender & Race Theory, Comedy, Diaspora, Gods & Goddesses, Wails, Surrender, Community, Resilience, the Young and Old, Concepts, Yogurt Rice, South India, Warm Beverages
20 minutes - 2 hours
Concert stage (small, medium, large), Black Box, Museum, Gallery, Cultural Center, Chamber, House, Immersive
Venue feature, Opening Act, Music Festival, Gala, Gallery Opening, Cultural program, Private party
"The musical ensemble, borrowed from jazz, classical and soul idioms, surprised and entertained with passionately crafted pieces."
- The New Indian Express
"The concert was exactly what the audience had expected - a standing ovation in the end made that clear."
- The Times of India
NY Winter Jazzfest
Ragas Live Festival
Make Music New York
Drive East (NY & CA)
American Folk Festival (ME, MN, MA)
Jacob’s Pillow (Inside/Out)
The Park Festival (India)
Rubin Museum of Art
Rockwood Music Hall
Metropolitan Museum of Art
"Roopa Mahadevan – who may be the most electrifying voice in all of New York – worked her subtle side for all it was worth."
- New York Music Daily
"...a generous, magnetic stage presence"
- Chicago Reader