Surabhi Ensemble

Past Dates

Monday, October 15th, 2018

City Winery Chicago
Surabhi Ensemble Global Tour Project - 7:30PM
1200 W Randolph St.
Chicago, IL
Price: $25

Las Guitarras de EspañaIntercultural Music Production, LLC, Ensemble of Ragas, and Neoteric Nutra Present:

Surabhi Ensemble Global Peace Tour Support Concert - City Winery
with special guest: Massamba Diop, featured “talking drum” artist from the Black Panther movie soundtrack.

This special performance is presented in support of the upcoming Surabhi Ensemble tour to schools, community centers, and concert venues in Asia, Europe, and Africa in January 2019. World class guest artists and friends will join the ensemble for an evening of great global fusion music and dance from the Indian, Arabic, Spanish and African traditions. The simple message is: “One Stage. One Music. One Community.”

Members of the award-winning global fusion group, Surabhi Ensemble are taking their art and positive message to schools, community centers, and concert halls in Vietnam, Portugal, Spain, and Senegal in January 2019 and will collaborate with renowned artists in each country they visit. 


Support the Surabhi Ensemble with a PayPal donation here to Ensemble of Ragas. 


The mission of the Surabhi Ensemble is to demonstrate the connections between cultures and to teach a positive message of togetherness in creating, performing, and demonstrating new works of music and dance. Members of the performance group also work with schools, hospitals, community organizations, and cultural centers to share this positive message of cultural unity and outreach. The group’s founder, Saraswathi Ranganathan (Indian veena artist) was recently named “Best Asian Entertainer of the Year” at the 2018 Chicago Music Awards and directs the Ensemble of Ragas School of music. Ronnie Malley (Oud) has achieved much acclaim for his work with international artists, original music compositions for film and theater, and teaching experience in ethnomusicology. Carlo Basile (Spanish Guitar) brings a percussive global Spanish guitar sound to the ensemble along with original compositions, teaching experience from his world travels to over 30 countries, and background in social work through music. These three artists form the core of the Surabhi Ensemble.

"The world needs the music and message of the Surabhi Ensemble. Their self-titled debut is a cultural touchstone bringing together the music of different global cultures in a free-wheeling folksy, jazzy, jammy good time...the intent is a positive message of togetherness." - Worldbeat Extravaganza

Sponsored by: City Winery ChicagoNeoteric NutraStudio MangiameliIntercultural Music Production, LLCLas Guitarras de España, Ensemble of Ragas, and V-Dogs Chicago

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

Chicago Cultural Center
Surabhi for World Refugee Day
Chicago, IL
Price: FREE

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Elston Performing Arts Center
Surabhi Refugee Benefit Concert - 6.00pm CST
Michigan City, Indiana
Price: $25

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

City Winery Chicago
Surabhi - 8:00pm CST
Chicago, IL
Price: $25

Surabhi presents Roots of Flamenco  - Andalusian Trail