In this episode, Aidan Young explores a beautiful sculpture of Vajravarahi, the powerful deity who embodies the wisdom of all buddhas. Then Kane Mathis explores how to be reflective and authentic, taking us through an improvisation on the oud of Uşşak Taksim.
Brooklyn Raga Massive is an artist collective dedicated to creating cross-cultural understanding through the lens of Indian classical and raga inspired music. Praised by the Wall Street Journal for “expanding the notion of what raga—the immersive, epic form of Indian music—can mean” and dubbed the “leaders of the raga renaissance” by the New Yorker, the fun-loving members of the Brooklyn Raga Massive collective have made huge waves for “preserving the past while blurring genres in an inventive spirit” (New York Times). Brooklyn Raga Massive is dedicated to education, engaging in workshops, in-school programs, private teaching, and various community activities to share their love for music.
Aidan Young is the assistant manager of digital engagement at the Rubin Museum of Art. In addition to overseeing the Museum’s social media platforms, he spearheads marketing initiatives.