A ONCE IN A LIFETIME BOLLYWOOD EXPERIENCE!!
All Terrain Guitar – Prasanna and “Being in the Continuum”
“Prasanna is a living hope for quality music” – A.R. Rahman
“Prasanna plays like nobody on the planet” – All About Jazz
“If you have not heard Prasanna, prepare to be terrified” – Guitar legend Guthrie Govan
Prasanna is the quintessential Indian Renaissance man! An internationally acclaimed guitarist in contemporary Jazz, Rock and Blues, an IIT graduate, an Oscar winning film composer, a graduate of Berklee College of Music, Prasanna was voted among the top 50 creative Indians by Open Magazine in 2010 alongside Sachin Tendulkar, Viswanathan Anand, A.R. Rahman, Arundhati Roy and others.
For this Saturday’s performance at the 2016 PANIIT Leadership Conference, Prasanna will present the endearing legacy of Bollywood with a unique twist that he calls ‘being in the continuum’ – by taking songs that have been the soundtrack of our lives, and injecting them with a new world urgency of live music sound that defines our global times. Prasanna and his musicians hailing from India, Brazil, Suriname, USA, Colombia, Switzerland and other countries will take viewers and listeners on ‘a wild but compassionate journey that will continue the tradition while extending its scope’.
Painting contemporary India’s imagery with a sound that blends everything from Brazilian Samba and Classic Rock stylings, Carnatic music and Gypsy Folk Styles, Raw Funk and African dance styles, Heavy Metal and Ghazal like sensibilities – creating a one world experience that will bring us all together through the unifying spirit of Bollywood and the Guitar.
Known as a fearless innovator with a unique guitar sound, Prasanna has garnered a legion of global followers enchanted by his musical ability to capture the 21st century’s pan cultural landscape. The guitar is his ‘All Terrain Vehicle’ on which he takes listeners on a journey across various aural landscapes like a poet or a painter. The Terrain he will ride at this Special Concert with his large band of world-class musicians from various countries is the Uniquely All Indian Terrain of Bollywood, which today forges an instant recall around the world.
Says Prasanna – “The performances I most look forward to, are the ones that are built around a beautiful human theme. They become part of a strong collective bridge and help create a shared experience that go beyond just the immediate entertainment value. This concert for IIT AGNE conference is one of those – where the music serves as a counterpoint to the broader vision of the talented and dedicated people who have a shared message of lifting the human spirit. As an Alumni of IIT Madras, I am grateful for being a part of the family. I have specially re-arranged golden songs by Salil Chowdhury, Illayaraja, O.P Nayyar, R.D. Burman, A.R. Rahman and other Indian composers with a new world fusion sound and together with my amazing band, I can’t wait to lift your spirits with music that we will all take back home with joy and pride”