Rini    Musician
New York , NY
  • About
  • Leading an international cadre of musicians, New York based, Chennai born singer, composer and violinist Harini “Rini” Raghavan creates her own version of Indian electronica.
  • Genre(s)
    Rock World jazz electronica
  • Venues
    bars restaurant corporate events Music Venues Concert Halls
  • Followers
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  • Events
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Featured Music  (1)
Spirit of the String
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Raghuvamsa Sudha
Mystica
Serene
Biography

Leading an international cadre of musicians, New York based, Chennai born singer, composer and violinist Harini “Rini” Raghavan creates her own version of Indian electronica. Harini draws from her formal training in Carnatic music and work at Berklee College of Music in Electronic Production to bring together sounds and music of her birthplace in India and her home in the US. An experienced performer and recording artist, she has recorded and performed with Grammy winning composers A.R.Rahman, Bill Whelan and the renowned Israeli Singer-Songwriter Idan Raichel, headlining prestigious festivals and venues in US and India, including Boston Symphony Hall, Lincoln Center, Beacon Theatre and the United Nations General Assembly. Rini has released three EP's worldwide - 'Kural', 'Alone in the Blue' and ‘Maya’ - on Spotify, Google Play, Amazon and other digital outlets to critical acclaim, including a feature in Rolling Stone India, New York Music Daily, Republic of Jazz and World Music Central.

Harini was a featured soloist on violin in the video ‘Jiya Jale’ by The Berklee Indian Ensemble, released in 2014, that has 7 million views to date. She performs across the United States with touring Indian Musicians like Karthik, Devan and Anup Rubens.

"Rini draws on her decades of Carnatic music training and her years at Berklee, shifting South Asian classical elements toward pop and jazz sensibilities in a refreshing, organic way." -  Republic of Jazz

“With her powerful, often ferocious mezzo-soprano, carnatically-influenced violin lines, Raghavan led the group through a dynamic set that blended Trans-Siberian Orchestra pomp with distantly macabre early ELO and even more towering cinematics.”-  New York Music Daily

"Chennai-bred singer and violinist Harini S Raghavan has made her mark in New York, (she) jams on violins as well as electronic effects

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