Since its creation, Karavika has been active in the music scene in New York City, and has frequented venues such as Drom world music venue, the lovely and intimate Caffe Vivaldi, Brooklyn’s House of Yes, and the Brooklyn Lyceum. Karavika was recently featured at the first annual Carnatic Music Festival at Cornelia Street Cafe as well as the 2011 NYC Winter Jazz Festival. Karavika has been honored to perform for organizations such as Asha, an education and health care agency that provides support in impoverished communities in India, the Watershed Management Group, which works on improving health and sanitation conditions in India and other underdeveloped parts of Asia, as well as Sneha, a U.S. based South Asian organization that supports and upholds women who have been victims of domestic abuse. Karavika has featured musical guests specializing in Hindustani and Carnatic classical styles as well as in American folk traditions. Recently, Karavika was showcased live on IndiaTalks TV, a cultural Indian television program in New York City, as well as the world-wide social networking event, TEDx Gotham, at which they were broadcast live on the web from the Cooper Union in New York. Members of Karavika also perform regularly in the South Indian percussion ensemble, Akshara which was featured live in the 2010 Learnquest Indian Music Conference in Massachusetts.
Karavika is currently recording their debut album due to be released in winter 2012. The album features original music inspired by the rhythmic complexities of Indian Classical music as well as collaborative arrangements inspired by old film and folk music from different regions in India and Sri Lanka. Much of the music illustrates various aspects of life, ranging from the innocence and playfulness of youth to the intense sacredness of love and devotion. Upon the release of their album, they are looking forward to taking their music on the road and sharing it with a wider audience.