Trina Basu

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Miami native, Trina Basu is an adventurous violinist, improviser and teacher based in Brooklyn, NY. Her music draws from Western and Indian classical, jazz and creative improvisation traditions. She is the co-leader of raga folk inspired chamber ensemble, Karavika with cellist Amali Premawardhana. Their self released debut album, “Sunrise” was praised by All About Jazz as "a dynamic sonic blend of uncommon mesmeric beauty.” Her other projects include Nakshatra with violinist Arun Ramamurthy and her performance work with Brooklyn Raga Massive where she also serves as an Artistic Director. She is a founder and curator of “Out of the Woods”, a month long festival in March featuring women-led projects and community based activism, presented by Women’s Raga Massive. Trina's expressive sound has brought her to stages around the world performing with artists such as Urban Bush Women, Mos Def, Gil Scott Heron, Imani Uzuri, Marc Cary, Adam Rudolph, Parul Shah, Awa Sangho, Taylor Mac, Dr. Mysore Manjunath and others. Her passion for youth arts education and community has brought her to schools, universities, hospitals and nursing homes around the country. She received her Suzuki teacher training from the School for Strings in NYC, holds a Bachelors of Music in Music Therapy from Florida State University, and is a 2007 recipient of the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute Artist Fellowship. Trina is a mom of two beautiful boys and finds inspiration in warm starry nights, natural bodies of water and bustling urban life.