Karavika is a New York City based ensemble led by violinist Trina Basu and cellist Amali Premawardhana. As two artists with roots in India, Sri Lanka and North America, Trina and Amali aspire to discover and bring to light the music of their own cultural backgrounds as well as music from other parts of the world that has deeply inspired them. Drawing upon influences of nature, beauty, simple folk melodies and complex classical compositions, Karavika seeks to blend creative improvisations and arrangements with authentic traditions. They are joined by Perry Wortman on bass and collaborate with multiple Indian classical percussionists and other instrumentalists. 

Learn more at www.karavikamusic.com


 By Gary Winter

By Gary Winter

A soulful blend of classical and folk traditions
— New York Times
Indian folk noir
— New York Music Daily
A dynamic sonic blend of uncommon mesmeric beauty
— All About Jazz

Discography & Audio

 2016

2016

 2012

2012