Roopa Mahadevan is known for her powerful and emotive voice. She is versatile among Carnatic (South Indian classical) performers, bringing her explorations in genre, text, and theater to audiences in the U.S., India, and around the world. Roopa frequently collaborates with artists in jazz, creative/improvised music, and R&B/soul, and she leads the crossover ensemble Roopa In Flux. Based in NYC, Roopa also directs the innovative Carnatic choir Navatman Music Collective and is an active member of Brooklyn Raga Massive. Her voice is highly sought-after by Indian classical and contemporary dancers around the world. Roopa was a featured vocalist for a track on the Grammy award-winning album Calling All Dawns, and has performed in venues such as Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Hollywood Bowl, the MET Museum, Jacob’s Pillow (MA), the Hamilton (DC), Chicago Cultural Center (IL), and Walker Center (MN), among others.
Led by versatile Indian classical vocalist Roopa Mahadevan, Roopa In Flux is an ensemble of musical wanderers venturing beyond the established traditions that shaped them. Voice, piano, violin, and percussion band together for a sound grounded in classical and jazz/soul forms from around the world, using novel arrangements and improvisational spark to express a contemporary moment.
“The musical ensemble, borrowed from jazz, classical and soul idioms, surprised and entertained with passionately crafted pieces.” – The New Indian Express