TRINA BASU | VIOLINIST
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, her performance work with Brooklyn Raga Massive where she also serves as an Artistic Director and co-founder, and frequent collaborations with dancers, poets and artists in various multidisciplinary projects. Trina has performed on stages around the world 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. Trina is a mom of two beautiful boys and finds inspiration in warm starry nights, bodies of water and bustling urban life.