Crossroads Music

Updated
1 Dec 2016

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The Raga Samay Festival. Photo by JJ Tiziou.

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The Raga Samay Festival. Photo by JJ Tiziou.

Crossroads Music organizes public performances by accomplished musicians with roots in cultures from around the world, and strives to educate the public about music through concerts, workshops, master classes, lectures, and other activities. With Center support, Crossroads Music presented the ambitious Raga Samay Festival in spring 2013—the first 24-hour concert of Hindustani (North Indian) classical music to take place in the Western Hemisphere in decades. Ten soloists from India and the United States performed 15 consecutive concerts, each improvised within a raga (melodic system) traditionally reserved for that time of day or night.