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Neel Murgai Ensemble performing Panchantantra live at Vassar College, April 13, 2011.

Neel Murgai Ensemble.

Neel Murgai is a sitarist, daf player, overtone singer, composer and teacher from Brooklyn, NY. He is a cofounder and Vice President of Brooklyn Raga Massive, a nonprofit musicians collective dedicated to Indian music. Neel has studied sitar for over 20 years with his guru Pundit Krishna Bhatt. He is a graduate of Goddard College's MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts program.

Neel Murgai Ensemble has been added to your Cart. As further evidence of the shrunken global village this ser Neel Murgai's first as a the meaning of global dialogue. This is not the exotic fusion of your neighborhood deli but New Music that transcends the ancient future traditional. Rooted in North Indian classical styles, his music is inspired by a multitude of sources: raga, jazz, minimalism, free improvisation, Mongolian throat singing and Eastern European gypsy. Neel's fresh compositions blend seamlessly with his new takes and adaptations of traditional material, but the music comes to life in the dynamic improvisation of the ensemble. They lend gravity to the moment as we are transported to higher realms. Their interaction is the real global dialogue, a spontaneous raga-chamber jazz.

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Neel Murgai is a sitarist, overtone singer, percussionist, composer, teacher, and co-founder of the Brooklyn Raga Massive, a raga inspired musician's collective. Neel's music ranges from Indian classical to original compositions and contemporary cross-cultural collaborations with influences spanning the globe

Neel Murgai Ensemble, 2010. Brooklyn Ki Bhairavi, 05:39. Evening In A: Raga Yaman, 07:32.

CD: Neel Murgai Ensemble. It's not every day that a sitar player gets a phone call at home from Cyndi Lauper. It's even less likely that such a call would result in the appearance of said sitar player on David Letterman's Late Show, plucking his many, many strings alongside Lauper and bhangra bastion DJ Rekha over Wyclef Jean's "Slumdog Millionaire. Neel Murgai might now claim the distinction of being the man who brought Indian instrumentation to 21st-century late-night television. Murgai has brought the sitar to prime-time TV, too - Indo-fying The Simpsons' iconic theme music for the show's 20th-anniversary special, for example - and to documentary film in The Yes Men Fix the World. But he's no one-trick pop sideshow: Murgai trained in the ancient holy city of Benares, bastion of traditional Hindustani music.


1 Charukeshi Monday 11:27
2 Panchatantra 7:33
3 Brooklyn Ki Bhairavi 5:41
4 Space Twang 5:36
5 Evening In A: Raga Yaman 7:34
6 Coi Umeed 7:10
7 Raga Khammaj, Rupak Tala 14:50
8 Ngong 8:23


  • Cello – Greg Heffernan
  • Composed By – Neel Murgai (tracks: 2, 4, 5)
  • Cover – Indra Gill
  • Engineer [Additional] – Michael Gittleman
  • Engineer, Mixed By, Mastered By – Sam Crawford
  • Illustration – Matthew Lillis
  • Management [Operations] – Chris Campbell
  • Sitar, Voice, Daf, Illustration [Daf Man] – Neel Murgai
  • Tabla – Sameer Gupta
  • Viola – Mat Maneri


Recorded December 2008 at Electroluxe Studio.

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Neel Murgai Ensemble - Neel Murgai Ensemble FLAC album
Neel Murgai Ensemble
Neel Murgai Ensemble
FLAC size:
1602 mb
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1742 mb
WMA size:
1900 mb
Indian Classical, Gypsy Jazz, Minimal
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