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Indian Jazztronica
Photo:Mikhail Lipyanskiy


"Dazzling stuff that blows open your mind as well as your ears, this hyper textured set is all the world beat you ever wanted all at once---and sounding good instead of like a mish mosh." - Midwest Record, Nov 2017


Spirit of the String
Raghuvamsa Sudha
Mango Showers


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"Rini draws on her decades of Carnatic music training and her years at Berklee, shifting South Asian classical elements toward pop and jazz sensibilities in a refreshing, organic way." 

-  Republic of Jazz

With her powerful, often ferocious mezzo-soprano, carnatically-influenced violin lines, Raghavan led the group through a dynamic set that blended Trans-Siberian Orchestra pomp with distantly macabre early ELO and even more towering cinematics.

-  New York Music Daily

"“Rini, started off with her 2016 EP Kural and has gone on to release four more records, including Alone In the Blue EP in 2016, Maya in 2017 and Echoes of the Ghats in 2020, arriving at a powerful contemporary Carnatic/electronic fusion sound.”

-  Rolling Stone India

Photo By: Rosa Amanda Turian

Shifting South Asian classical elements toward pop and jazz sensibilities in a refreshing, organic way, New Jersey based, Chennai born singer, composer and violinist Harini “Rini” Raghavan creates her own version of Indian Jazztronica. Harini draws from her formal training in Carnatic music and work at Berklee College of Music to bring together sounds and music of her birthplace in India and her home in the US. She leads a group of acclaimed NYC based musicians from different countries that add their unique musical influences to create ‘a powerful contemporary Carnatic/electronic fusion sound’ as described by Rolling Stone India. Rini received a 2023 Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, is a part of the 2023 Grammy nominated record 'Shuruaat' by the Berklee Indian Ensemble and 2023 Global Music Awards Silver Medalist for her song 'Magizhini'.

An experienced performer and recording artist, Harini has recorded and performed with Grammy winning artists A.R.Rahman, Bill Whelan, Clay Ross and the renowned Israeli Singer-Songwriter Idan Raichel, headlining prestigious festivals and venues in US and India, including Boston Symphony Hall, Lincoln Center, Beacon Theatre, Kennedy Center, Yonge-Dundas Square for Desifest(Canada), Under 25 festival(India) and the United Nations General Assembly. Harini composed the background score, along with Andrew Orkin, for the Netflix show ‘The Fame Game’ starring the Bollywood icon Madhuri Dixit. She performs across the United States with other projects as well like the multi disciplinary production ‘Bollywood Boulevard’, American Patchwork Quartet as lead singer/violinist (performances at Cafe Lena NY, Levitt Pavilion CT), JSWISS(Blue Note NYC), Salsa Masala(Center at West Park, NYC) and has collaborated with artists/bands like FKAJazz, Polyhedren, Pattern Seeking Animals and Indo Warehouse.

Rini stirs just right chords to get you tuned to their music! - Songdew



Photo By: Mukesh Babu

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