Raga Labs FAQs

Q. What does collaboration online mean?
A. It means everyone can login from wherever they are, and meet the instructor online via Google Hangout/Skype. Teams can choose to meet as a group in someone’s house, and login together to meet the instructor, but that’s entirely up to them!

Q. When will the group decide the day and time for the sessions? Can I know the schedule before I sign up?
A. Once the group is confirmed, everyone will decide a specific day and time every week with the instructor – which means it will definitely be convenient for you. We cannot decide this before you sign up unfortunately.

Q. Can the group schedule additional rehearsals on their own?
A. Yes absolutely, and we highly recommend that! The classes mentioned in the schedule are only the ones organized by the IndianRaga team. In addition, if the team can schedule a meetup on its own and rehearse, it will help give the participants additional practice.

Q. Is it possible to join a part of the project?
A. No. Once you join a team, it is a 3-month commitment to produce a wonderful video with them. It is not possible to leave or join in the middle.

Q. Is this for both adults and kids? How are the groups decided?
A. This is definitely for both adults and kids. If there are enough adults, we will have a separate adults group. But in general we group participants based on similar skill levels as decided by our creative team.

Q. Is this also for dance? Which all genres are included in Raga Labs?
A. Yes this is for dance also. We are currently able to do Carnatic, Hindustani, fusion, semi-classical/movie, Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Odissi, Kathak, pure instrumental, a cappella, jazz collaborations, and are constantly trying out new exciting genres!

Q. Is Raga Labs different from Fellowship? Is one better than the other?
A. Yes Raga Labs is different from Fellowship, and are both prestigious projects to be part of. Both programs are selective, not everyone who applies is able to do them. Raga Labs identifies the best talent at local or regional levels and brings them together either remotely or in person to do one project. Fellowship happens annually and brings talented artists together to work on an extended set of projects. Those who are unable to commit the amount of time required for Fellowship might find Raga Labs an easier, flexible option to start with. Many of our Fellows have been Raga Labs participants and continue to do them, and vice versa.